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  • His favourite word is languages.

NDP MP for Acadie—Bathurst (New Brunswick)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 69.70% of the vote.

This week

Spoke in the House on Correctional Service Canada Mr. Speaker, the imminent closure of the Shepody Healing Centre in Dorchester could lead to an increase in deaths of psychiatric patients. Closing this facility will ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, in the second petition, the petitioners are asking the Government of Canada and the House of Commons to make a commitment to adopt international ...

Voted No on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I do not want to mix apples with oranges, but when we look at Bill C-51, the Conservatives may limit expert testimony on the ...

Voted Yes on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Voted Yes on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Voted No on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

Spoke in the House on VIA Rail Canada Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today and I would like to commend the hon. member for Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine for this initiative. This bill is very ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, the New Brunswick Court of Appeal has six judges. At present, there are three anglophone and two francophone judges. The Association des juristes d'expression ...

Spoke in the House on Mark Salesse Mr. Speaker, on February 6, 2015, Sergeant Mark Salesse, a search and rescue technician based at 17 Wing Winnipeg, passed away during a training mission, as ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by The Globe and Mail In 2015, voters face a stark choice Yvon Godin is the NDP Member of Parliament for Acadie–Bathurst. This is a response to John Ibbitson's feature “How Harper created a more conservative Canada.” No small differences. 2015 will be an election that matters. It's become a familiar refrain from ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Privilege Mr. Speaker, not only was this a breach of the member's privilege, it was a violation of the law. Allow me to explain. On September 25, ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I have been a member of Parliament for many years, and this is the first time in Canada's history that a prime minister has ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by CTV News NDP veteran Yvon Godin won't seek re-election in 2015 OTTAWA -- Veteran New Democrat MP Yvon Godin says he won't run in this year's federal election. Godin, who has represented the New Brunswick riding of Acadie-Bathurst since 1997, says it is time to go after 17 years. The former labour organizer joins a ...

Mentioned by MetroNews Canada NDP veteran Yvon Godin won't run again OTTAWA – Veteran New Democrat MP Yvon Godin says he won't run in this year's federal election. Godin, who has represented the New Brunswick riding of Acadie-Bathurst since 1997, says it is time to go after 17 years. The former labour organizer joins a ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist (blog) NDP veteran Yvon Godin won't seek re-election in his NB seat NDP MP for Acadie Bathurst Yvon Godin rises following question period in the House of Commons in Ottawa on September 26, 2012. Veteran New Democrat MP Yvon Godin says he won't run in this year's federal election. Godin, who has represented the ...

Mentioned by The Globe and Mail Veteran NDP MP Yvon Godin won't seek re-election Veteran New Democrat MP Yvon Godin says he won't run in this year's federal election. Godin, who has represented the New Brunswick riding of Acadie-Bathurst since 1997, says it is time to go after 17 years. The former labour organizer joins a growing list ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist NDP veteran Yvon Godin won't seek re-election in his NB seat NDP MP for Acadie Bathurst Yvon Godin rises following question period in the House of Commons in Ottawa on September 26, 2012. Veteran New Democrat MP Yvon Godin says he won't run in this year's federal election. Godin, who has represented the ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on 2013-2014 Annual Report of the Commissioner of Official Languages Thank you, Mr. Chair. I would like to thank Mr. Norlock for beginning the discussion on CBC. I agree with the hon. member when he says ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Regarding the Free Movement of Members within the Parliamentary ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I thank our witnesses for being here with us today to discuss the event that occurred While looking at the video, I ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of Privilege Regarding the Free Movement of Members within the Parliamentary ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I agree with that. I think I won't need much time to relate what happened. First of all, I would like to ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Committee Business My apologies to the interpreters. When this kind of thing happens to me, I think of how the same kind of thing could happen to the ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on The Economic Situation of Canada's Minority Linguistic Communities Thank you, Mr. Chair. Whenever we talk about the economy of northern New Brunswick and employment insurance, it bothers me a little. I think people know ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on The Economic Situation of Canada's Minority Linguistic Communities Mr. Speaker, I am having a really hard time understanding why Mr. Gourde is telling us these things. He is saying that, if we want to ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on The Economic Situation of Canada's Minority Linguistic Communities Thank you, Mr. Chair. I would like to welcome our friends from New Brunswick who are here with us today. My colleagues asked me earlier if ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on The Economic Situation of Canada's Minority Linguistic Communities and Main Estimates 2014-15: ... Commissioner, I encourage you to have a look at what transpired in the House yesterday evening on CPAC. I asked Minister Raitt questions about VIA Rail. ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-497 Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (St. Croix River, Restigouche River and Saint John River)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-208 An Act to amend the Supreme Court Act (understanding the official languages)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-522 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and respecting the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (student transport)