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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 3rd, 2001

Mr. Speaker, I am informed that Lancaster is using the facilities in Florida as warehousing. Therefore it still keeps control of all the assets it is supposed to sell.

National Defence May 3rd, 2001

Mr. Speaker, I repeat that this contract was competed for. It is normal procedure after a competition for departmental officials to send a letter to those that participated to say thanks but that this is the result of the competition.

The hon. member, by stating that, confirms this was a competitive process.

National Defence May 3rd, 2001

Mr. Speaker, I think the only nightmare is in the Alliance Party.

We have a process. We went to the industry with a letter of interest. The industry gave us advice and we are looking at that advice. We will make our final position known. We will make a formal request for proposal so that we can have a very open and very transparent competition. We hope to achieve all that in the deadline we have imposed ourselves.

National Defence May 3rd, 2001

Mr. Speaker, we have had a letter of interest. We have had opinions and advice from the industry.

Our officials are looking at those comments and very soon will be able to make public them and ask for a formal request for proposal. Therefore, when my colleague the Minister of National Defence and I announce that we will proceed with the acquisition of the new helicopter we will be on the right course.

National Defence May 3rd, 2001

Mr. Speaker, again, the contract was competed for. Everything was done according to rule. The sale of the surplus aircraft was conducted to the letter of the law and with the interest of Canadian taxpayers in mind.

National Defence May 3rd, 2001

Mr. Speaker, for days now the hon. member keeps repeating that this contract was sole source and not competed for.

This contract was competed for in 1997 and was competed for again in the year 2000. Everything was done according to rule.

Parliamentary Buildings Advisory Council May 3rd, 2001

Madam Speaker, I am proud to table this morning a report from the Parliamentary Buildings Advisory Council, entitled “The Hill: Past, Present, Future”.

I am tabling as well the working document, “A Legacy for Future Generations: The Long Term Vision and Plan for the Parliamentary Precinct”.

Canada Mortgage And Housing Corporation May 2nd, 2001

Mr. Speaker, as the hon. member knows, in the Speech from the Throne we committed to stimulate construction of affordable rental housing.

My officials have been talking with the officials in the provinces. In the next few weeks I will be discussing this with my counterparts in the provinces. We hope very soon to have a joint federal-provincial program of affordable rental housing so that Canadians can take advantage of such a program.

Victims Of Pyrite Damage May 1st, 2001

Very soon, Mr. Speaker.

Canada Mortgage And Housing Corporation May 1st, 2001

Mr. Speaker, very soon.