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  • Her favourite word is conservatives.

NDP MP for Saint-Lambert (Québec)

Won her last election, in 2011, with 42.60% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Canada Revenue Agency September 19th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, the problem is the Conservatives' double standard. On the one hand, they are conducting a witch hunt against charitable organizations that do important work for our society, and on the other, they are dismantling teams of experts that combat international tax evasion and cutting auditors' jobs.

This is all happening at a time when every dollar counts and everyone should be doing their part to support our social programs.

Why is the Conservative government protecting white collar criminals?

Canada Revenue Agency September 19th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, G20 leaders are meeting in Australia to come up with a plan to fight tax evasion. Meanwhile, 220 Canada Revenue Agency auditors have received layoff notices because of the Conservative government's blind, ideological cuts. This is ridiculous. Once again, the Conservatives are making life easy for white collar criminals.

Why is the government dismantling its teams of tax evasion experts?

Combating Counterfeit Products Act September 19th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate my colleague on his speech.

He mentioned the fact that this work at the border is vital because it stops the counterfeit goods. However, cuts to the CBSA budget will reduce the number of front-line officers and impair our capacity to monitor our borders.

We will support this bill. However, can my colleague tell us whether this bill will attain its objectives with respect to counterfeiting?

Combating Counterfeit Products Act September 19th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for her speech. She spoke about many aspects of the bill. Of course, the NDP supports the fight against counterfeiting, but we want to be sure that the measures are balanced for both rights owners and consumers.

She also made a brief allusion to the economic impact that counterfeiting has on the economy in general. Can she explain what this bill does to address that negative impact on the economy?

Safeguarding Canada's Seas and Skies Act September 18th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, first of all I would like to congratulate my colleague on his excellent speech. It shows that he really knows the file well and that he does good work for his constituents.

My colleague clearly showed the limitations of this bill. As he said many times, the bill does not address the risk, in light of the reality.

I would like my colleague to quickly give us one or two examples of proposals that could have been included in this bill so that we could have avoided studying a limited bill.

Employment September 18th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, how can the minister say that he fixed the temporary foreign worker program when some types of temporary foreign workers are still being fast-tracked, labour market opinions are still based on bogus statistics and nothing is being done to improve conditions for temporary foreign workers?

Despite the minister's band-aid solutions, Canadian workers are still being laid off in favour of temporary foreign workers. When will this stop?

Employment September 18th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, despite the Minister of Employment and Social Development's band-aid solutions, problems with the temporary foreign worker program persist. We were told that employers who hired temporary foreign workers would not be allowed to lay off Canadian employees. That is not true. Three months later, the minister is continuing to provide some employers with cheap labour.

Will the minister get the program back on the right track once and for all?

Employment September 16th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives promised to improve the temporary foreign worker program.

In June, this government promised, hand on heart, that employers who hired temporary foreign workers would not be allowed to lay off Canadian employees. Three months later, employers continue to lay off Canadians in order to use temporary foreign workers. Canadians deserve better than this government's empty promises.

Will the minister get the program back on the right track once and for all?

Interparliamentary Delegations September 16th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-France Interparliamentary Association respecting its participation at the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings, held in Normandy, France, from June 5 to 7, 2014.

Citizenship and Immigration September 15th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, under the Conservatives, Canada's reputation on the world stage is already suffering.

Canada has always been a welcoming country for immigrants and refugees, but the Conservatives are about to dramatically marginalize refugees by cutting their access to social assistance. They obviously have no morals.

When will the minister realize that Bill C-585 is a direct attack on human dignity?