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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

Division No. 553 June 8th, 1999

moved:

Motion No. 6

That Vote 15, in the amount of $3,045,000, under PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES CANADA—Queens Quay West Land 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. 6, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Division No. 552 June 8th, 1999

moved:

Motion No. 5

That Vote 10, in the amount of $7,756,000, under PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES CANADA—Old Port of Montreal Corporation Inc., 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. 5, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Division No. 551 June 8th, 1999

moved:

Motion No. 4

That Vote 5, in the amount of $314,672,000, under PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES CANADA—Capital 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. 4, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Division No. 550 June 8th, 1999

moved:

Motion No. 3

That Vote 1, in the amount of $1,520,010,000, under PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES CANADA—Operating expenditures, in the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000 (less the amount voted in Interim Supply), be concurred in.

Division No. 549 June 8th, 1999

moved:

Motion No. 2

That Vote 90, in the amount of $59,170,000, under CANADIAN HERITAGE—National Film Board—Revolving Fund, in the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000 (less the amount voted in Interim Supply), be concurred in.

Infrastructure June 1st, 1999

Mr. Speaker, given the success of the infrastructure program there is no doubt that quite a number of municipalities would like to see it renewed.

In terms of need, there is no doubt that there is a need and we are ready to listen to the various requests to see if they fit within our budgetary framework.

Infrastructure Program June 1st, 1999

Mr. Speaker, the first infrastructure program was clearly a success.

It was a success because it was a model of co-operation between the municipalities, the provincial governments and the federal government.

If a new infrastructure program is put in place, and no one gave assurances to that effect, even though municipalities often ask us for such a program, we will try to apply to same rules that were used during the first phase of the infrastructure program, precisely because it was so successful.

Pay Equity May 31st, 1999

Mr. Speaker, unfortunately I think that the opposition has not yet listened correctly.

This government, the Liberal government, is one that not only supports pay equity, but it is a Liberal government that passed the law. In fact in the implementation of pay equity, we have paid over $1.1 billion over the last 15 years. I still have an offer on the table to settle the case for $1.3 billion. Why would the government not give equity to both our employees and the taxpayers?

Pensions May 28th, 1999

Mr. Speaker, I am very glad to underline that the taxpayers are going to get back the $30 billion that rightfully belongs to them.

The civil servants in the process have had their rights and their benefits not only guaranteed by law, not only confirmed for the future, but also increased. What I hear from quite a number of civil servants is that they are happy to see that the government has made its pension plan clear, secure and permanent, that it has guaranteed and increased their benefits and that the $30 billion is going back to those to whom it belongs, the taxpayers.

Water Contamination May 28th, 1999

Mr. Speaker, water contamination in Sept-Îles is a very important issue into which our government is looking.

I will relay the hon. member's question to the secretary of state responsible for economic development and to the Minister of Transport, to see if they can provide him with a more detailed reply.