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Crucial Fact

  • His favourite word was post.

Last in Parliament May 2004, as Liberal MP for Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2000, with 77% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Coinage December 14th, 2001

Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for the question. It gives me the opportunity to say that next year is the jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen and we will have a 50 cent coin dedicated to the Queen.

Government Services December 14th, 2001

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to announce that this evening 1-800-O-Canada will be receiving the 2001 award of excellence, Service Quality Measurement, for customer services.

Close to 40,000 Canadians dial 1-800-0-Canada weekly to get quick and accurate information on the Government of Canada's programs, policies and services.

My congratulations to all of the employees in the 1-800-0-Canada call centre for their excellent work.

Public Works and Government Services December 4th, 2001

Mr. Speaker, Downsview Park Inc. is subject to all the laws and rules as all other corporations. The department reports to parliament through Canada Lands Company Ltd. Therefore, everything is on the table and before parliament.

Housing December 3rd, 2001

Mr. Speaker, on Friday I met with my provincial and territorial counterparts in Quebec City and we came up with a framework agreement that will allow us to build and create more affordable housing for all Canadians, as early as next spring.

Therefore the meeting was a success. In the coming weeks, we will sign bilateral agreements with all of the provinces and territories.

Cité du Havre Park November 28th, 2001

Mr. Speaker, the mandate of the Canada Lands Company is to assess and realize optimal value from the properties that it is asked to dispose of.

If the community does not want the land use to be changed, it should address its concerns to the municipal level, the city of Montreal, and ask it not to change the zoning bylaw.

Housing November 28th, 2001

Mr. Speaker, tomorrow the provincial and territorial ministers of housing will be meeting in Quebec City. I will join them Friday when we will be discussing the affordable housing program that we promised in the last campaign and which we put in the Speech from the Throne.

All this week I have been talking with my colleagues across the country and I am confident that on Friday by the end of the day we will come to an agreement.

Trois-Pistoles Wharf November 22nd, 2001

Mr. Speaker, yes, I have discussed this issue with my colleague, the transport minister. Of course, given the circumstances, we will announce the results as soon as possible.

Housing November 22nd, 2001

Mr. Speaker, the government has committed of $80 million to address remote housing in the country. I am working with my colleague, the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, to develop a program specific to aboriginal people.

Housing November 22nd, 2001

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to confirm that we are honouring our commitment in the red book and the Speech from the Throne. I have already had a meeting with my colleagues, the provincial and territorial ministers of housing. I will be having another meeting on November 30, a week from now. I am very confident that we will have an national affordable housing policy in this country very soon.

Canada Post November 19th, 2001

Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to inform the House that a postal service office will be established in north Sydney in the new year. This decision will create 10 new permanent jobs. I want to congratulate the hon. member for Sydney--Victoria for his hard work.