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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.

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #238 That Standing Order 11(2) be replaced with the following: The Speaker or the Chair of Committees of the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #237 That this question be now put.

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, today I have the honour to present my ideas on the motion on oral question period. Unfortunately, the Leader of the Government in the ...

Voted No on Vote #236 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Voted Yes on Vote #235 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

This week

Spoke in the House on Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act Mr. Speaker, I very much appreciated my colleague's speech. I think that her conclusions are of particular interest. We often hear from the other side of ...

Spoke in the House on Fisheries and Oceans Mr. Speaker, in July, the Ocean Breaker, a factory ship, was seen fishing in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. We have a regulation prohibiting factory ships ...

Voted No on Vote #234 on Bill C-22 Respecting Canada's offshore oil and gas operations, enacting the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, repealing ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have the honour today to present a petition from some of my constituents calling on the government to restore VIA Rail passenger service. ...

Spoke in the House on Coastal Fisheries Protection Act Mr. Speaker, today, I have the honour of sharing my views on Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Coastal Fisheries Protection Act. I listened carefully ...

Spoke in the House on Safeguarding Canada's Seas and Skies Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to give my speech and my opinion on the bill before us. For the benefit of those present today, I will ...

Spoke in the House on Fisheries and Oceans Mr. Speaker, on June 4, before we left for the summer, I asked the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans why she allowed drilling in Cacouna without ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Victims Bill of Rights Act Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her excellent speech. Clearly, she knows what she is talking about. This goes to show how knowledgeable she is ...

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

Spoke at the Subcommittee on Private Members' Business committee on Determination of non-votable items pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(1) I just wanted to ask one quick question. Because Bill C-563 was presented at first reading, I guess this bill might have been inspired in part ...

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)

Spoke at the Subcommittee on Private Members' Business committee on Determination of non-votable items pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(1) Yes, although I suspect that the law itself might not be challenged, certainly when it gets to sentencing, I would fully expect that there's going to ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act ... Thank you. Again, thanks to all of you for coming. It's been an informative session. Ms. Macklin, I certainly appreciate the fact that you filled in ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on Private Members' Business committee on Determination of non-votable items pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(1) Mr. Chair, I have a few questions for Mr. Lavoie. If Bill C-560 is passed, will it have an impact on all the provinces with their ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Fish Component of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Okay. On another line of questioning, Royal Greenland lands an awful lot of product in Quebec. There have been a lot of questions regarding traceability in ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks ... Thank you. I want to go back to another point that was raised. Treasury Board had announced cuts, and the result is that there are now ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Committee Business —opportunities this government takes to seemingly curtail debate. This bill seems to have suffered that same fate. We are not bringing these ideas forward to Canadians. ...

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Sexual Violence Against Women Used Systematically as a Weapon of War in ... Thank you, Mr. Reid. I'm glad to be taking up the rear. And thanks for all of your presentations. It has been very illuminating, and I ...

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 ...