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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 Navigable Waters Protection Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-624, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Nepisiguit River). Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce a ...

Voted Yes on Vote #226 That the House proceed to First reading of Senate Public Bills.

Voted Yes on Vote #225 That, in the opinion of the House, the government should reinstate the federal minimum wage and increase it ...

Spoke in the House on Safeguarding Canada's Seas and Skies Act Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the hon. member for Abitibi—Témiscamingue. I will begin by congratulating the hon. member for Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine, neighbouring my ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Employment Insurance Mr. Speaker, in the past, 90% of workers were eligible for employment insurance benefits. Now, less than 40% of them are. The Conservatives and the Liberals ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to speak today to this motion on the minimum wage. People who know me know that I have a lot of ...

Three months ago

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.

Spoke in the House on Victims Bill of Rights Act Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased that you are going to check the blues, because I never heard him say that he understood the question. He ...

Spoke in the House on Official Languages Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives continue to neglect official languages and the Francophonie. A number of programs in the roadmap for official languages, launched over a year ...

Spoke in the House on Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act I am pleased to rise today to speak to Bill C-6. As we know, this is the Conservatives' bill to implement the convention on cluster munitions. ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a petition with over 60 signatures. The petitioners are requesting that the Canadian Parliament pass a resolution to establish measures to stop ...

More than three months ago

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. ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on The Economic Situation of Canada's Minority Linguistic Communities We are now in the month of May. However, in the field of education, preparations normally need to be made in advance. Those in charge have ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on CBC/Radio-Canada's programming following recent budget cuts I want you to understand the point I am trying to make. We are two peoples that have to get along, and these comments are inappropriate ...

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 Mr. Gilbert, who is on the other end of the line, in the country of our ancestors. ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Yvon Godin optimistic about future of Via Rail in Maritimes Yvon Godin, says he is feeling "optimistic" that Via Rail service will continue to the Maritimes. The New Democratic Party member of Parliament for Acadie-Bathurst says he met with Canadian National Railway officials last week along with NDP Leader Tom ...

Mentioned by Edmonton Journal New Brunswick communities could lose Via Rail service, says Opposition OTTAWA - The federal New Democrats are pushing the Harper government to save a vital rail line in eastern Canada. New Democrat MP Yvon Godin warns that, without federal help, communities east of Quebec will lose the already reduced service that Via ...

Mentioned by TheChronicleHerald.ca Maritimes could lose Via Rail service — NB MP Acadie-Bathurst New Democrat MP Yvon Godin warns that, without federal help, communities east of Quebec will lose the already reduced service that Via Rail provides in the region. CN Rail has announced it will abandon a 70-kilometre stretch of track ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Save Via Rail service in NB communities, urges NDP The federal New Democrats are pushing the Harper government to save a vital rail line in eastern Canada. Acadie-Bathurst New Democrat MP Yvon Godin warns that, without federal help, communities east of Quebec will lose the already reduced service that ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Eastern Canada could lose rail service without help from feds: NDP New Democrat MP Yvon Godin warns that, without federal help, communities east of Quebec will lose the already reduced service that Via Rail provides in the region. CN Rail has announced it will abandon a 70-kilometre stretch of track between Miramichi ...

Mentioned by MetroNews Canada NDP calls on feds to cough up rail money OTTAWA – The federal New Democrats are pushing the Harper government to save a vital rail line in eastern Canada. New Democrat MP Yvon Godin warns that, without federal help, communities east of Quebec will lose the already reduced service that Via ...

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)