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  • Her favourite word was health.

Last in Parliament May 2004, as Liberal MP for Louis-Hébert (Québec)

Won her last election, in 2000, with 41% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Softwood Lumber April 19th, 2004

Mr. Speaker, in fact, the Minister of Industry was in Lac-Saint-Jean—Saguenay quite recently. In recognition of the difficulties still facing many communities as a result of the softwood lumber crisis, the program has been extended to March 31, 2005.

In Lac-Saint-Jean—Saguenay, 39 projects have been approved to date, for total contributions of over $4.69 million, allowing 150 new jobs to be created and 334 to be maintained.

RAI International March 23rd, 2004

Mr. Speaker, first I would like to congratulate the hon. member for Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel for his diligent work on this issue. As I already said on several occasions, the CRTC is an independent organization which operates at arm's length and it will make its decision after a thorough review of this file.

I also want to take this opportunity to congratulate all the Liberal colleagues who expressed the views of their constituents, this within the framework set by the CRTC.

RAI International March 22nd, 2004

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member knows full well that, before a foreign broadcaster such as RAI International can be distributed in Canada by cable or satellite, the CanadianRadio-television and Telecommunications Commission must first give its approval. After examining all the briefs submitted on such proposals, the CRTC will make its decision at an appropriate time.

Official Languages March 10th, 2004

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2) and section 44 of the Official Languages Act, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the annual report on official languages for fiscal year 2002-03.

Status of Women March 8th, 2004

Mr. Speaker, in reply, I would mention the programs relating to, in particular, women, multiculturalism and violence, and would inform my colleague that the Department of Canadian Heritage is one of seven departments receiving a special allowance from Treasury Board for initiatives to stop domestic violence.

For example, the Department Of Canadian Heritage received $460,000, $215,000 of which was allocated to multicultural and women's programs.

Rwanda February 27th, 2004

Mr. Speaker, first I would like to thank the hon. member for Glengarry—Prescott—Russell for his question and also congratulate him on his excellent work in this matter, which is so important for the Rwandan community.

I can assure this House that the Minister of State for Multiculturalism is working closely with her colleagues to find the best strategy to acknowledge this tragedy in Canada. I invite all Canadians to help us mark this sad event in the history of humanity on April 7.

Library and Archives of Canada February 23rd, 2004

Mr. Speaker, I just want to say that the government took the points raised in the Auditor General's report very seriously. Moreover, steps were undertaken some months ago. I also want to point out to my hon. colleague that $15 million had already been earmarked in the last budget, the 2003 budget, for putting in place concrete measures to protect our heritage.

Broadcasting Industry February 12th, 2004

Mr. Speaker, I can assure you that all the standards will be followed closely and that the points raised by my hon. colleague will be taken into consideration.

Library and Archives of Canada Act February 11th, 2004

moved to introduce Bill C-8, an act to establish the Library and Archives of Canada, to amend the Copyright Act and to amend certain acts in consequence.

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to the special order made earlier, I would like to inform you that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-36 was at the time of prorogation.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

National Capital Commission February 9th, 2004

Mr. Speaker, first, I want to thank the hon. member for Hull—Aylmer for his question, my first, and take this opportunity to recognize the contribution of the national capital caucus with regard to this issue.

The chairperson of the NCC is in his second term, which will end in September 2006. The NCC's board of directors supports the chair and wants him to finish his term.

In light of these facts, I have no intention of doing anything contrary to the board's resolution or the apparent consensus in the national capital region.