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Last in Parliament April 1997, as Liberal MP for Restigouche—Chaleur (New Brunswick)

Lost his last election, in 1997, with 37% of the vote.

Statements in the House

The Budget April 16th, 1996

Madam Speaker, a point of order. When members enter into debate they must remain on a subject. They must deal with the administration of government.

The member has quite clearly pointed out in his speech that what he is discussing is in a blind trust. It has nothing to do with this government. He should get back on to the subject. His constituents would appreciate that. The Speaker has already ruled on that matter.

Broadcasting Act March 27th, 1996

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. The hon. member is in the middle of his speech. We are wondering if he could have the unanimous consent of the House to finish. Perhaps the Speaker would not see the clock for the remainder of this member's speech.

Saskatchewan Francophones March 21st, 1996

Mr. Speaker, I want to inform the House that we are currently negotiating an agreement with the Association des francophones de la Saskatchewan. We should reach an agreement shortly.

Cultural Institutions March 12th, 1996

Mr. Speaker, our government is unequivocally committed to promoting our Canadian culture and identity. We will steadfastly stand our ground on this issue.

Cultural Institutions March 12th, 1996

Mr. Speaker, the Canadian government has had a very clear position all along. Canadian culture is at the core of our Canadian identity.

With regard to Sports Illustrated , we feel we have a very strong position and we will maintain that position. We hope that the American government will maintain and respect those trade agreements, even during an election year.

Employment Insurance December 14th, 1995

Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Human Resources Development has undertaken a number of important actions to stimulate job creation.

With regard to the employment insurance package it has become evident there is a problem when calculating the benefits of employees who have a gap in their work weeks or a break in their employment record because of seasonal work.

What does the minister intend to do to address this inequity in the system?

Irving Whale October 30th, 1995

Mr. Speaker, according to an article in La Presse last Saturday, a large quantity of oil is leaking from the Irving Whale . Could the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Environment give us some information on the subject and reassure fishermen in the gulf?

National Unity October 30th, 1995

Mr. Speaker, the Quebec referendum debate will have had the side effect of encouraging the people of other Canadian provinces to express the heartfelt feelings they harbour toward Quebec.

For more than a week now, hearts in all of Canada beat in time with those in Quebec. This harmony of thoughts and feelings reached its peak with the monster rally last Friday in Montreal.

There was only one message to be delivered at that rally, and I believe that it was: our brothers and sisters in the other provinces understand and love us. They do not want to see their country broken apart, and they cannot imagine a Canada without Quebec.

By voting no this evening, the men and women of Quebec will allow us to continue this great adventure of tolerance and openness. My wish on this October 30, 1995 is: long life to Quebec, long life to Canada.

Francophones Outside Quebec October 23rd, 1995

Mr. Speaker, there are others besides the Bloc member for Rimouski-Témiscouata lacking respect for francophones outside Quebec. Her separatist colleague, the PQ regional delegate for the Outaouais region, stated on October 20, with regard to francophones outside Quebec, that they are much more colonized than francophones in Quebec, so they are twice as afraid, that francophones outside Quebec are twice as frightened and doubly moved by the fear sown by the camp of the desperate.

Quebec separatists have become so arrogant toward those different from them that they think they can do anything they like. Quebecers are aware of Canada's virtues of tolerance and generosity. On October 30, they will vote no to the arrogance of the separatists.

Referendum Campaign October 20th, 1995

Mr. Speaker, the leader of the Bloc Quebecois is resuming his duties as negotiator for the PQ government, the same job he had during the 1979 negotiations with the Quebec public sector. This time again, the chief negotiator for the PQ has his bosses' complete trust and has been given a free hand.

The PQ negotiator's mandate in these negotiations as in the negotiations with the Quebec public service is to do his utmost to meet his bosses' expectations. Sixteen years later, history is repeating itself. The negotiator rehired by the PQ can exert himself all he wants, it is not up to him to make the final decision that will seal the outcome of these negotiations. Jacques Parizeau will make this decision as he did before, a decision that all union workers in Quebec are still paying for.