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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

House Of Commons Standing Orders February 7th, 1994

Mr. Speaker, this is the first opportunity for me to address the House since the elections. First of all, I want to thank the voters in my riding for giving me a third solid mandate to represent them in the House, as I have done since 1984.

Board Of Internal Economy February 2nd, 1994

Mr. Speaker, again I take his question as a representation. I will report his comments to the board at the next meeting.

Board Of Internal Economy February 2nd, 1994

Mr. Speaker, I will take his question as a representation to the board. However I would like to remind the member that his own party has a representative on the board. Maybe he should make a similar representation to the board.

The board will decide because the board is its own master. The decision taken to continue to pay the leaders of the parties and officers of the House is a decision that is made before all elections. Members of Parliament continue to get paid during the election so officers, who have extra duties to perform even during an election, also get paid.

Speech From The Throne January 24th, 1994

Mr. Speaker, I proposed that all government members starting with the next speaker talk for 10 minutes, with five minutes for questions and comments, except for the ministers. The ministers will continue to have 20 minutes at their disposal, with 10 minutes for questions, since they must talk about specific projects mentioned in the throne speech.

Speech From The Throne January 24th, 1994

To make your job easier, Mr. Speaker, and to clarify matters for the House, I would hope to obtain unanimous consent that beginning with the next speaker on the government side, the 20 minutes allotted be split into two 10-minute periods, followed by two 5-minute periods for questions and comments. This would not apply to ministers who would continue to speak for 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for questions and comments. Is the House prepared to give its unanimous consent?

Petitions January 21st, 1994

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have the honour to present a petition which has been certified.

The previous government made cuts in social housing and today people in my riding and in neighbouring ones are turning to the House of Commons because the federal government froze the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation budget for the next five years while asking it to save money to help young couples.

The petitioners are asking Parliament to forego any rent increase in social housing and to lift the freeze on the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation budget in order to build new social and co-op housing, especially in east Montreal.

Pro-Est Group Of Montreal January 21st, 1994

Mr. Speaker, I would like to say a few words about the efficient work done by members of the Pro-Est Group from Montreal, namely Mr. Jean-Guy Chaput and Mrs. Line Beauchamps.

Pro-Est is a socioeconomic promotion and consultation group in the east end of Montreal. It is formed of representatives of the main socioeconomic sectors of activity. Its mandate is to promote the control by locals of socio-economic development in the east end of Montreal. For that purpose, the group encourages dialogue between the various decision-makers in order to create the optimal conditions for permitting local interests to take charge of their socioeconomic development.

Pro-Est is in its fifth year of activity. I wish the organization a prosperous future and I congratulate it for its efficient work with citizens of the east end of Montreal.