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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.

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Speaker, whether in Moncton or Fredericton, the regional news is sacred. It is sacred because it tells us about what is happening in our own ...

Spoke in the House on Official Languages Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today because I asked a question last week about the energy east pipeline that TransCanada wants to run from ...

Voted Yes on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Voted No on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #306 on Bill C-524 Amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising)

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for Terrebonne—Blainville. I am pleased to rise today to speak to Bill C-43. This is ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a petition that has been signed by hundreds of people from my region who are saying that biodiversity and the future of ...

Spoke in the House on Official Languages Mr. Speaker, francophones are being treated like second-class citizens in the energy east pipeline debate. It is unacceptable that the National Energy Board is not being ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on CBC/Radio-Canada Mr. Speaker, the Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada, or the FCFA, is calling for the creation of an independent commission on the future ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Speaker, we need tools to support francophone immigration to minority communities. The Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada wants the express entry program ...

Two 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 in the House on Official Languages Mr. Speaker, Air Canada is a chronic offender when it comes to official languages. The public is lodging a growing number of complaints. The Commissioner of ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Ottawa shooting: Yvon Godin, Dominic LeBlanc recount tense moments Acadie-Bathurst NDP MP Yvon Godin was just stepping to a microphone in a caucus room on the main floor of Parliament when a security guard opened the doors and ordered MPs to get onto the floor. “I was standing up in hall and the security guard just ran ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Parliament Hill Security Delay Complaints Trigger Hearings NDP MP Yvon Godin and the House Speaker Andrew Scheer had been momentarily detained from getting to the Commons as German President Joachim Gauck's motorcade went on and off the Hill. As deputy NDP Leader David Christopherson put it, this is ...

Mentioned by mysask.com Don't break my stride, MPs tell RCMP over Hill security delays NDP MP Yvon Godin and the House Speaker Andrew Scheer had been momentarily detained from getting to the Commons as German President Joachim Gauck's motorcade went on and off the Hill. As deputy NDP Leader David Christopherson put it, this is ...

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 ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) NDP MP Godin claims his privileges breached after RCMP officer stopped him ... PARLIAMENT HILL—Allegations from NDP MP Yvon Godin that an RCMP officer was rude to him when he prevented him from passing through a Parliament Hill road entrance last month, as a motorcade for the German head of state arrived, triggered NDP ...

Mentioned by mysask.com Don't break my stride, MPs tell RCMP over Hill security delays NDP MP Yvon Godin and the House Speaker Andrew Scheer had been momentarily detained from getting to the Commons as German President Joachim Gauck's motorcade went on and off the Hill. As deputy NDP Leader David Christopherson put it, this is ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca MPs told they must make way for motorcades on Parliament Hill That was the gist of RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson's testimony before a Commons committee investigating NDP MP Yvon Godin's complaint that he was prevented from getting to the House earlier this fall. At the time, Godin alleged he was temporarily prevented from proceeding to Centre Block for a vote ... "I told the RCMP officer that I was a Member of Parliament," Godin recalled in his initial petition to the House. "He said, and these are the exact words he used: 'I don't care.'" When Godin pointed out that a vote ...

Three months ago

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 ...

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. ...

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)