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NDP MP for Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 33.80% of the vote.

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #283 on Bill C-608 Respecting a National Day of the Midwife

Voted No on Vote #282 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented on Thursday, March 27, 2014, ...

Voted No on Vote #281 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: ...

Voted Yes on Vote #280 That the amendment be amended by adding after the word "negociated" the following: "and the Committee only report ...

Voted No on Vote #279 on Bill C-18 Amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-32, An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights ... Ms. Illingworth, you mentioned resources as well. We know that one of the problems is victims sometimes just do not identify themselves. There are a lot ...

Spoke in the House on Business of the House Mr. Speaker, it is a great honour for me to rise today to ask the House leader what he has planned for the week of November ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition today signed by hundreds of my constituents, who are calling on the federal government to invest in ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-32, An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights ... I am going to follow on from my colleague. My thanks to all the witnesses for their powerful comments. They are much appreciated. I have only ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, today I am honoured to present a petition that has been signed by hundreds of people in the Gaspé who want to save the ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Fisheries and Oceans Mr. Speaker, Fisheries and Oceans Canada told the Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé port authority that its wharf will finally be rebuilt, except that it will be 42 metres shorter. ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-32, An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights ... Perfect, thank you. I very much appreciated your comments on the relatively new provisions for sentencing, on paragraph 718.2(e). If we have time I'd like to ...

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, it is important that we have as much information as possible from my hon. colleague. The bill contains mistakes and does not deserve the ...

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, once again we are debating a mammoth bill. Frankly, I think that Canadians are starting to get sick of seeing this government try to ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-32, An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'd like to thank you for your input, which has been extremely insightful and helpful. I was profoundly moved by the account ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Justice for Animals in Service Act (Quanto's Law) Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleagues, and especially the member for LaSalle—Émard for sharing her time with me. I also want to congratulate her for her ...

Spoke in the House on Rail Transportation Mr. Speaker, VIA Rail is trying to put an end to its passenger rail service in eastern Quebec and New Brunswick. They have temporarily added extra ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-32, An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I would like to start at the beginning by asking what the definition of a victim is, since the bill is changing ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-32, An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I would also like to thank the witnesses. It has been a pleasure. This is very interesting. I would like to continue ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Proposals for a Miscellaneous Statute Law Amedment Act, (2014) I would like to point out a discrepancy. In the Parliament of Canada Act, in the oath taken by members of the Board of Internal Economy, ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on Private Members' Business committee on Determination of non-votable items pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(1) The criteria establish that bills and motions must not concern questions that are substantially the same. You are saying that the distinction to be made here ...

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-614 An Act respecting VIA Rail Canada and making consequential amendments to another Act

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-600 An Act to amend the Criminal Records Act (homosexual activities)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-599 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Gaspésie and Îles-de-la-Madeleine region)

Mentioned by National Post letters: 'Trust educators to suck the fun out of life' Abortion issue is not going away. Re: MP Wants Vote On Sex-Selective Abortion, March 26. Stephen Harper's repeated promise not to reopen the abortion debate has him painted into a corner. Having deemed M-408 (a motion condemning abortion based on sex), non-votable (drip), four MPs who are members of the sub-committee on Private Members' Business — Tories Dave MacKenzie and Scott Armstrong, Liberal Stéphane Dion and Philip Toone of the NDP — now find themselves in the same predicament.

Mentioned by Macleans.ca (blog) How Mark Warawa's motion was rejected NDP MP Philip Toone asked a few questions about the jurisdictional rule. Liberal MP Stephane Dion argued that Motion 408 was similar in subject matter to Motion 312, which the House had already voted. Conservative MP Scott Armstrong then commented ...

Mentioned by Strathmore Standard Committee finds sex-selective abortion motion non-votable Warawa's next step would be appealing to the full House of Commons. "That's never happened before, and if they break the rules that's what will happen," he said. NDP MP Philip Toone rejected the motion as "going back to the same debate" about abortion.

Mentioned by Welland Tribune Committee finds sex-selective abortion motion non-votable Warawa's next step would be appealing to the full House of Commons. "That's never happened before, and if they break the rules that's what will happen," he said. NDP MP Philip Toone rejected the motion as "going back to the same debate" about abortion.

Mentioned by Toronto Sun Committee finds sex-selective abortion motion non-votable Warawa's next step would be appealing to the full House of Commons. "That's never happened before, and if they break the rules that's what will happen," he said. NDP MP Philip Toone rejected the motion as "going back to the same debate" about abortion.

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) Conservatives and NDP agree on decorum. Sort of. It depends. She was talking about a point earlier in the afternoon when New Democrat MP Anne-Marie Day wondered whether “the minister for butchering employment insurance is even looking for new ways to further restrict women's access to benefits.” Philip Toone ...