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  • 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

National Defence May 31st, 2001

Mr. Speaker, on the contrary, we have established a process conducive to fairness and transparency.

I just finished saying this. With one contract, we have three bidders; with two contracts, we have thirteen. This means that there are more possibilities, more people who can bid, and therefore more competition, more transparency and a better price.

National Defence May 31st, 2001

Mr. Speaker, first, overall savings for Canadians in the combined purchase of maritime search and rescue helicopters were in the range of $1.5 billion over the EH-101 procurement of the past government.

Second, with one contract we had three potential bidders. With two contracts we have 13 potential bidders and they are Canadian companies. That means a better price, more competition, more Canadian technology development and more Canadian jobs.

Youth Criminal Justice Act May 18th, 2001

Mr. Speaker, an agreement could not be reached under the provisions of Standing Orders 78(1) and (2) with respect to the report stage and the third reading stage of Bill C-7, an act in respect of criminal justice for young persons and to amend and repeal other acts.

Under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3), I give notice that a minister of the crown will propose, at the next sitting of the House, a motion to allot a specific number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of proceedings at the said stages of the bill.

National Defence May 18th, 2001

Mr. Speaker, we are committed. When we announced our procurement strategy last fall we indicated that we hoped the first helicopter would be delivered in 2005. We stand behind that statement.

Business Of The House May 17th, 2001

Mr. Speaker, we will continue this afternoon with the debate on the opposition motion.

Tomorrow, we will begin second reading of Bill S-24, the Kanesatake agreement legislation, and resume debate on Bill C-27, the Nuclear Fuel Waste Act.

When we return on May 28 we will complete consideration of Bill C-7, the youth justice bill. I will be seeking advice from members opposite about wrapping up that debate. As backup we would have Bill C-27, if necessary, and Bill C-19, the environmental legislation.

Around mid-week we hope to commence report stage of Bill C-11, the immigration legislation.

Thursday, May 31, shall be an allotted day.

Pyrite May 15th, 2001

Mr. Speaker, I hope to be able to make an announcement very soon.

Government Contracts May 14th, 2001

Mr. Speaker, I repeat that all those contracts and the contract that the hon. member makes reference to are given in a competitive process. If the hon. member is ready, my officials are ready to give him a briefing on how we do procurement for communications contracts, which might be a little bit different from the others, but that is the system that everybody uses.

Government Contracts May 14th, 2001

Mr. Speaker, all the contracts in question have been given according to treasury board guidelines and in a competitive process.

National Defence May 10th, 2001

Mr. Speaker, the government made its position known that it wants to procure this important procurement.

We went out with a letter of interest and, surprisingly, to the discredit of some critics, we had more interest out there. A lot of people are interested in this procurement, and we are working with them. Hopefully in the next few months we will have a formal request for proposals. We hope to achieve this major procurement in the time schedule, which we said at the beginning.

Housing May 9th, 2001

Mr. Speaker, we have been working very hard with the province of British Columbia on this file. I have not received any requests to meet with any groups. I am open to meeting with any group that wants to meet with me. I would be glad to meet with them in the next few days, if they are here.