Crucial Fact

  • Her favourite word was crtc.

Last in Parliament November 2005, as Liberal MP for Jeanne-Le Ber (Québec)

Lost her last election, in 2006, with 34% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Aboriginal Affairs March 8th, 2005

Mr. Speaker, we want to reaffirm our commitment to the Sisters in Spirit campaign. The government is trying to respond to this request as quickly as possible.

Status of Women March 8th, 2005

Mr. Speaker, my hon. colleague has answered very well concerning employment insurance. However, the idea is not to focus on one specific area, but to look at the overall areas.

We are assisting families with respect to child care. We are assisting families with the national child benefit. We have established a $25 million fund with the Business Development Bank of Canada to assist women entrepreneurs. Through all these measures, we support women.

Moreover, I would like to add that the rate of participation of Canadian women in the paid labour force is among the highest in the world.

Status of Women March 8th, 2005

Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my fellow female member. I would also like to thank all my sister MPs in this place and all women involved in politics.

I reject the premise from an economic standpoint. Under the EI plan, which was just referred to, we have extended parental benefits to one year. We have also entered into an agreement with Quebec. By 2007, we will have increased investments in the Canada child tax to $10 billion; that is an increase of more than 100% over 1996. We are establishing a national system of early learning and child care, by investing—

Education March 7th, 2005

Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his question. The provincial deputy ministers of education are meeting today. Tomorrow the provincial education ministers will meet and our goal is to conclude an agreement by March 31, 2005.

Deportation of Acadians February 23rd, 2005

Mr. Speaker, I think that we have done what needed to be done, particularly to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Acadia. It is important to understand that even if I wanted to, I do not control the Queen's agenda. If Buckingham Palace says no, unfortunately, my authority does not extend to England.

Pay Equity February 23rd, 2005

Mr. Speaker, obviously the status of women is something that is very important to us. We are currently working on implementing the report on pay equity. Furthermore, we also have a gender analysis that even helped shape today's budget, which is a first.

Broadcasting February 22nd, 2005

Mr. Speaker, tomorrow we will all see what is in the budget. Indeed, there are budgetary realities, and everyone is crossing their fingers. We will see what happens tomorrow.

Broadcasting February 22nd, 2005

Mr. Speaker, CKAC employees have made their intention clear, and I am waiting for their requests to look at the case and review the entire context, in other words the possibility of AM stations, their viability and information transfer to FM stations.

Canadian Heritage February 18th, 2005

Mr. Speaker, hon. members must realize that it is important to us that each province get its fair share of the budget of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

However, I must say that, in some provinces, such as Ontario, with the national capital, or Quebec, where several national museums are located, there are institutions that require greater support. If we look at the whole budget, things may look out of proportion. However, the figures vary, depending on the national institution and the support that we provide.

Youth Programming and Animation February 18th, 2005

As I said, Mr. Speaker, the answer is yes.