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  • His favourite word was quebec.

Last in Parliament October 2000, as Liberal MP for Hull—Aylmer (Québec)

Won his last election, in 1997, with 54% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Federal Government June 9th, 1999

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 109, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to the 23rd report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts entitled “Preparedness for Year 2000—Government-Wide Mission-Critical Systems”.

Division No. 559 June 8th, 1999

moved that the bill be read the third time and passed.

Division No. 558 June 8th, 1999

moved that the bill be concurred in.

Division No. 558 June 8th, 1999

Mr. Chairman, an additional schedule has been added to this appropriation bill. Schedule 2 contains Canadian Heritage, Parks Canada Agency which is the first agency to be granted multi-year appropriation authority. This was provided for in the Parks Canada Agency Act, Statutes of Canada for 1998, chapter 31, subsection 19(2) which states:

The unexpended balance of money referred to in subsection 1 appropriated by any act of parliament for the purpose of making operational expenditures of the agency lapses at the end of the fiscal year following the year in which the money was originally appropriated or at the end of any longer period that may be specified in the act.

Pursuant to this provision, the authority provided through the program expenditure vote for the Parks Canada Agency will not lapse until March 31, 2001.

Division No. 558 June 8th, 1999

Mr. Chairman, the form of this bill is essentially the same as that passed in previous years.

Division No. 557 June 8th, 1999

moved that the bill be read the second time and, by unanimous consent, referred to committee of the whole.

Division No. 557 June 8th, 1999

moved that Bill C-86, an act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the Public Service of Canada for the financial years ending March 31, 2000 and March 31, 2001, be read the first time.

(Motion deemed adopted and bill read the first time)

Division No. 556 June 8th, 1999

moved:

That the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000, except any Vote disposed of earlier today and less the amounts voted in Interim Supply, be concurred in.

Division No. 555 June 8th, 1999

moved:

Motion No. 8

That Vote 30, in the amount of $142,100,000, under PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES CANADA—Canada Post Corporation in the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000 (less the amount voted in Interim Supply), be concurred in.

(The House divided on Motion No. 8, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Division No. 554 June 8th, 1999

moved:

Motion No. 7

That Vote 25, in the amount of $1,888,685,000, under PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES CANADA—Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation—Operating expenditures, in the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000 (less the amount voted in Interim Supply), be concurred in.

(The House divided on Motion No. 7, which was agreed to on the following division:)