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NDP MP for Trois-Rivières (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 53.60% of the vote.

This week

Posted on Twitter Valdostavs:zeoS http://t.co/SB46qwHK2D

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Mr. Speaker, drunk driving is a public safety issue that deserves more of our attention. That applies to our assessment of whether the legislative measures in ...

Spoke in the House on Housing Mr. Speaker, Conservative ministers from Quebec have done absolutely nothing for pyrrhotite victims. They would rather send the issue back to the Quebec courts. The federal ...

Voted Yes on Vote #253 on Bill C-247 Expand the mandate of Service Canada in respect of the death of a Canadian citizen ...

Spoke in the House on Military Contribution Against ISIL Mr. Speaker, it is with a heavy heart that I take part in this debate on the Canadian Forces combat mission in Iraq, and with a ...

Voted No on Vote #252 That this House (i) recognise that the leadership of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of ...

Voted Yes on Vote #251 That Government Business No. 13 be amended: ( a) by replacing clause (iii) with the following: “(iii) accept ...

Voted No on Vote #250 That, in relation to the consideration of Government Business No. 13, the debate not be further adjourned.

Two weeks ago

Voted No on Vote #249 on Bill C-36 Amend the Criminal Code in response to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Attorney ...

Spoke in the House on Combatting Counterfeit Products Act Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Hochelaga for her very relevant and informed speech. What would she suggest we tell Canadians in the big cities, ...

Posted on Twitter Le Centre fédéral des données fiscales a le vent dans les voiles | Shawinigan | http://t.co/3ixxQSV4iZ

Spoke in the House on Canada-Korea Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, I am tremendously pleased to rise this morning to express my point of view on the free trade agreement with South Korea. I very ...

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Chaque semaine, je trouve la 417 bien longue, mais quelques semaines par année, le décor est magnifique! http://t.co/9Ir7M62KMf

Spoke in the House on Reducing the effects of urban heat islands Act Mr. Speaker, I mean no offence, but hearing that my time has been cut short comes as bad news; however, I will try to make the ...

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, in July and September, Trois-Rivières hosted two oath-taking ceremonies where more than 200 immigrants from around the world became Canadian citizens. Their pride at ...

Spoke in the House on Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act Mr. Speaker, I listened carefully to my colleague's speech. Of course, we have rather different views on the approach, but there is one thing we might ...

Posted on Twitter Je sais qu'après 76 c'est 77 mais y a-t-il une fin aux attaques conservatrices contre nos institutions parlementaires?

Posted on Twitter 76e bâillon... Si la période des questions n'est plus propices aux réponses, le parlement n'est plus propice au débats! Au secours!

Posted on Twitter Dans la série "Brouillard sur Ottawa", il est bon de voir cette boule orange tenter de faire la lumière ! http://t.co/D5ufeDQorj

More than three months ago

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) NDP demands federal funding for homeowners' pyrrhotite damage Mulcair, along Trois-Rivieres MP Robert Aubin, presented the findings of a report about the pyrrhotite crisis at a press conference earlier today. Pyrrhotite is an iron sulfide mineral that causes walls and foundations to crack. The crisis in the Mauricie region has ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2013-2014: Votes 1b, 5b, 10b and 20b under ENVIRONMENT That obscures my understanding of the government's strategy even more. I'm fortunate enough to live in a riding that is home to a national park, Forges-du-Saint-Maurice, ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development to the ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Gentlemen, thank you for being here with us to celebrate my induction into the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development. I ...

Spoke at the Transport committee on How Competition Can Make Infrastructure Dollars Go Further Thank you, Mr. Chair. Given the discussion we've been having since the meeting began, I would like to share a few thoughts with my colleagues, respectfully, ...

Spoke at the Transport committee on How Competition Can Make Infrastructure Dollars Go Further Thank you, Mr. Chair. My thanks to our guests for participating in our meeting. How competition can make infrastructure dollars go further—that is the topic of ...

Spoke at the Transport committee on How Competition Can Make Infrastructure Dollars Go Further I understand the principle you are invoking to illustrate the difference between open and closed tendering. However, I have a problem with the connection established between ...

Spoke at the Transport committee on How Competition Can Make Infrastructure Dollars Go Further I have a bit of an issue with another part of your testimony. You implied—and I am not saying you did that intentionally, but that is ...

Spoke at the Transport committee on How Competition Can Make Infrastructure Dollars Go Further From the beginning of this study, we have been hearing approximately the same figures about the costs related to competition. If there is no open tendering ...

Spoke at the Transport committee on How Competition Can Make Infrastructure Dollars Go Further Thank you, Mr. Chair. I would hope that one day we could produce a report that does not only focus on the city of Hamilton. I ...

Mentioned by Macleans.ca The Clarity Act debate Six hours or so after Claude Patry's move from the NDP to the Bloc, the House moved to the second hour of debate on the Bloc's bill to repeal the Clarity Act last night. No less than five New Democrats—Mathieu Ravignat, Robert Aubin, Nycole Turmel, ...

Mentioned by Toronto Star NDP Leader Mulcair raps Tories for stance on resource sharing ... Michael;, and Mike Redmond, the NDP leader for Prince Edward Island. NDP MP Robert Aubin, the chair of the Quebec caucus, will also be there, as will NDP MP Dennis Bevington (Western Arctic), because Yukon NDP Leader Liz Hanson could not attend.

Mentioned by Vancouver Sun Federal-provincial NDP leaders' summit to focus on economic successes The federal party's Quebec caucus chairman Robert Aubin will also attend as the province's representative since there is no Quebec NDP wing despite the fact the province elected a record number of New Democrat MPs in the last federal election. Mulcair's ...

Mentioned by Edmonton Journal Federal-provincial NDP leaders' summit to focus on economic successes The federal party's Quebec caucus chairman Robert Aubin will also attend as the province's representative since there is no Quebec NDP wing despite the fact the province elected a record number of New Democrat MPs in the last federal election. Mulcair's ...

Mentioned by The Province Federal-provincial NDP leaders' summit to focus on economic successes The federal party's Quebec caucus chairman Robert Aubin will also attend as the province's representative since there is no Quebec NDP wing despite the fact the province elected a record number of New Democrat MPs in the last federal election. Mulcair's ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-315 An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (French language)