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NDP MP for Châteauguay—Saint-Constant (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 52.00% of the vote.

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Conservatives hamstring external review on military sexual assault http://t.co/kmfNFYaM3u #ndp #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter Les conservateurs limitent trop l'enquête sur les agressions sexuelles dans l'armée http://t.co/eyo4RkX53Z #npd #polcan

A month ago

Posted on Twitter Le NPD salue la décision de la Cour suprême en faveur des ex-employés du Walmart de Jonquière http://t.co/xMsOws5yQk #npd #polcan

Spoke in the House on Veterans Mr. Speaker, the minister would have Canadians believe that our veterans are rolling in money when he says that some veterans can receive as much as ...

Spoke in the House on Instruction to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs Mr. Speaker, I would really like to thank my colleague from Burnaby—New Westminster for moving this motion in the House. Not that long ago, we voted ...

Voted No on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Voted No on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted No on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted No on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

Posted on Twitter Summary of session in house: the NDP forces the Conservatives to back down on several issues http://t.co/x8KFgZdT2P #ndp #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter Bilan de session: le NPD force les conservateurs à reculer sur plusieurs enjeux cruciaux http://t.co/y72oVcBn1P

Voted No on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Spoke in the House on Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act Mr. Speaker, tonight we are debating Bill C-6, An Act to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions. Cluster munitions can release hundreds of explosives over a ...

Posted on Twitter Au rendez-vous naval de Québec, visite de l'Athabaska avec cpt Tremblay et @AnnickPapillon http://t.co/SNfY5lul09

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Veterans Mr. Speaker, 40,000 members of the Canadian Armed Forces have come back from the mission in Afghanistan, and many of them are suffering from post-traumatic stress ...

Spoke in the House on Normandy Landing Mr. Speaker, 70 years ago today, more than 14,000 Canadian soldiers were getting ready for the largest allied offensive in Normandy. The Royal Canadian Navy would ...

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak to Bill C-31, even in a context of limited debate, unfortunately. Obviously, the Conservatives have ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Hiring Act Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for his speech. I really appreciated his comments on the government's efforts to help veterans transition to civilian life. ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter and Main Estimates 2014-15: Votes 1 and 5 under ... I did not say that this was a waste of money, but rather that the number of commemoration days was being increased. Regardless, I would like ...

Spoke in the House on Veterans Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives are eliminating health care services for our veterans across Canada. The Conservatives are now refusing to cover costs for veterans who served ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Fleming, I want to ask you a question concerning the transition period you mentioned in your opening statement. You said it ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter Thank you, Mr. Chair. Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for being here. This will definitely help us with our study on the review of the New ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter Thank you. I would like you to go back to the support given to your family. Some witnesses have told us that the wives of military ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter Thank you for those explanations. Mr. Chartrand, I would like you to come back to the issue of discrimination against reservists. Apart from the fact that ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter Thank you, Mr. Chair. I also want to thank the witnesses appearing before us today. Their participation will help us carry out this study. We also ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I would also like to thank our witnesses for joining us today. Let me go back to what you were ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter Okay. Like I said, I was reading what Mr. O'Toole said last week about the lump sum and the payments for transition. He made a link ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) Morning Brief: December 6, 2012 As part of private members' business, second reading resumes of NDP MP Sylvain Chicoine's bill on the development of radiocommunication and telecommunication antenna systems. According to our friends at Alpheus, it's a very busy day in committees: ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) Blame House security for banning vet from committee, Van Loan says Sean Casey wondered why the government had allegedly barred Sylvain Chartrand, a critic of the government's handling of veteran's health, from the meeting last week. Chartrand was apparently the guest of NDP MP Sylvain Chicoine (and it was the latter ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca (blog) Canadian veteran not welcome at defence committe? New Democrat MP Sylvain Chicoine wants the speaker to look into a curious incident that apparently went down earlier this week, in which Canadian Forces veteran -- and outspoken critic of the government -- Sylvain Chartrand was allegedly prevented from ...

Mentioned by Edmonton Journal Stephen Harper falls short of pledge to improve veterans' burial fund In the House of Commons last week, New Democrat MP Sylvain Chicoine said the governing Tories have “abandoned” the families of deceased veterans “in their hour of need.” “The Conservatives like to pull out all the stops when there is a photo op, but ...

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen Stephen Harper falls short of pledge to improve veterans' burial fund In the House of Commons last week, New Democrat MP Sylvain Chicoine said the governing Tories have “abandoned” the families of deceased veterans “in their hour of need.” “The Conservatives like to pull out all the stops when there is a photo op, but ...

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen Stephen Harper falls short of pledge to improve veterans' burial fund In the House of Commons last week, New Democrat MP Sylvain Chicoine said the governing Tories have “abandoned” the families of deceased veterans “in their hour of need.” “The Conservatives like to pull out all the stops when there is a photo op, but ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-429 An Act to amend the Radiocommunication Act and the Telecommunications Act (antenna systems)