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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.

Yesterday

Voted No on Vote #266 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Two days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #265 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #264 on Bill S-221 Amend the Criminal Code (assaults against public transit operators)

Voted No on Vote #263 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Voted No on Vote #262 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Three days ago

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 ...

This week

Spoke in the House on Canada-Korea Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, I want to go on the record as saying that maybe we have not signed any free trade agreements and we are not for ...

A week ago

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 ...

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 ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca RCMP head Bob Paulson testifies on MPs' access to Parliament Hill ... is set to hear from RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson, Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau and Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers as part of an ongoing investigation into a privilege complaint lodged by New Democrat MP Yvon Godin earlier this fall.

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House moved: That the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presented on Tuesday, April 28, 2014, be concurred in. Mr. Speaker, the ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I simply cannot believe what I just heard. I just heard from the same party that was in power for almost 100 years and ...

Spoke in the House on Rail Transportation Mr. Speaker, on October 1, I asked a question in the House about the concerns of New Brunswick municipalities. For those watching today, I want to ...

Spoke in the House on Official Languages Mr. Speaker, the minister wants us to ask the question and so we will. Concerning official changes, the Conservatives have scored a big fat zero, and ...

A month 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 ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, some 100 people from my riding have signed this petition. The petition states that between 6,000 and 8,000 Canada Post workers will lose their ...

Spoke in the House on Rail Transportation Mr. Speaker, all of New Brunswick is up in arms because of VIA Rail's latest plan to transfer the responsibility for stations on the Montreal-Halifax line ...

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 ...

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)