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Crucial Fact

  • His favourite word was quebec.

Last in Parliament October 2000, as Bloc MP for Beauharnois—Salaberry (Québec)

Lost his last election, in 2000, with 42% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Oral Question Period October 22nd, 1997

Mr. Speaker, I withdraw my comments, and hope that the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs will withdraw his.

Oral Question Period October 22nd, 1997

Mr. Speaker, with all due respect, I think it would be completely responsible for the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs to withdraw the word he used.

Oral Question Period October 22nd, 1997

Mr. Speaker, I would be quite prepared to withdraw these words, as long as I was sure that the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs will also withdraw his accusation that my leader had lied.

Franco-Quebec Accord On Child Support October 22nd, 1997

The Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs lied.

Franco-Quebec Accord On Child Support October 22nd, 1997

The agreement between Quebec and Paris is an international agreement having to do with the collection of support payments and the government seems to want to stretch its tentacles into provincial areas of jurisdiction.

Is the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs prepared to admit that, by requiring that the agreement come under Canada's umbrella agreement, the federal government is denying—

Franco-Quebec Accord On Child Support October 22nd, 1997

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the other Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs.

Minister Of Intergovernmental Affairs October 21st, 1997

Mr. Speaker, my next question is for the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

How can the Minister of Foreign Affairs accept his colleague's putting words willy nilly in the mouth of the French government, and what does he plan to do to remedy the blunder of his colleague, the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs?

Minister Of Intergovernmental Affairs October 21st, 1997

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs.

The Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs has his own interpretation of what a normal approval procedure is and says, without any grounds, that France is rejecting the wording chosen.

Does the minister not realize that, in diplomacy, it is not acceptable to impute intentions to a foreign government solely for partisan purposes?

Foreign Affairs October 7th, 1997

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Prime Minister.

Yesterday, the Prime Minister said that the government would ensure that no one would use a Canadian passport for unacceptable purposes, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs responded in a similar vein.

Are we to understand from the Prime Minister's response that Mossad is authorized by the Canadian government to use Canadian passports for purposes other than terrorism?

Algeria September 30th, 1997

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The ceasefire called for recently by the Islamic Salvation Army did not materialize. In fact, it was not respected at all by the Armed Islamic Group, also known as the GIA, which continues to slaughter women and children.

Does the minister intend to pursue the suggestion made by a French group, Médecins du monde, asking that the United Nations intervene in order to put an end to this Algerian crisis that is costing the lives of many men, women and children?