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  • Her favourite word was children.

Last in Parliament November 2005, as Liberal MP for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe (New Brunswick)

Won her last election, in 2004, with 59% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Société Radio-Canada May 8th, 2002

Mr. Speaker, the union and the management of Radio-Canada met yesterday, May 7. They began a seven day blitz, during which they intend to settle the labour dispute.

I am patiently waiting, along with our mediators, for the conflict at Radio-Canada to be settled.

Canada Labour Code May 1st, 2002

Mr. Speaker, as the Bloc Quebecois member knows—and we have had several discussions on this issue—we are now looking at part III of the Canada Labour Code, which deals with standards. As promised to the Bloc Quebecois member, employees and employers will discuss this issue.They will decide what should be included in the code.

Our government wants to ensure that the Canada Labour Code belongs to employers and employees, not to politicians.

Canada Labour Code May 1st, 2002

Mr. Speaker, the review of part I of the Canada Labour Code was completed after eight years of work with employees and employers.

The Canada Labour Code belongs to these two groups. The issues that were put in the Canada Labour Code were included by employers and employees, based on their needs, not our needs.

Société Radio-Canada April 25th, 2002

Mr. Speaker, I will repeat this once more. They have to discuss their problems at the negotiating table. This is why this is the fifth week that staff and management of Radio-Canada have been holding discussions. That is what a collective agreement is all about. That is what a democratic country is all about.

Société Radio-Canada April 25th, 2002

Mr. Speaker, once again I repeat, the employees and the employer are at the bargaining table working out a collective agreement.

As for the problems at Radio-Canada the Bloc Quebecois has mentioned, these must be brought to the bargaining table and put into a collective agreement. This is where it needs to be dealt with.

Orphan Clauses April 25th, 2002

Mr. Speaker, as I said, they are already negotiating. We will see what is in the collective agreement and then we will see what has to be done.

Orphan Clauses April 25th, 2002

Mr. Speaker, when there are issues under dispute during collective bargaining, they should be brought to the table.

If there is an issue under dispute at Radio-Canada, it should be brought to the negotiating table and included in the collective agreement.

Société Radio-Canada April 18th, 2002

Mr. Speaker, Radio-Canada is currently involved in negotiating a collective agreement. It is important for all discussions concerning Radio-Canada to be part of a new collective agreement.

Radio-Canada April 11th, 2002

Mr. Speaker, this is a critical time for all those concerned, and any speculation as to the solution to this dispute could be harmful to future negotiations.

It must be understood that our mediators are in the process of talking with both parties, and I am asking both parties to return to the table and reach a good collective agreement.

Société Radio-Canada April 10th, 2002

Mr. Speaker, both parties have met in the presence of our mediators, last week and again since Monday of this week.

It is important that both parties sign a new collective agreement. At this point, it is crucial to let the parties address their problems so that a good collective agreement will ensue.

This is not the time for us to start taking one side or the other.