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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

Referendum Campaign October 19th, 1995

Mr. Speaker, in a meeting with the editorial team of La Presse , the leader of the Bloc Quebecois described the sovereignty of Quebec as inevitable'' anda required step''.

This statement by the separatist leader confirms what we have long been saying: a yes in the referendum will guarantee only one thing, that Quebec will become a separate country.

The Bloc leader was not in a position to describe the partnership in such categorical terms, since he knows very well that the separatist blueprint is not realistic and he will find no one to negotiate with.

Quebecers do not wish to see Quebec separate from Canada, they do not wish to see Canada broken apart, and that is why they will vote no on October 30.

New Brunswick September 18th, 1995

Mr. Speaker, just a week ago, Frank McKenna led the Liberals to a third victory in a row, forming a majority government.

New Brunswickers gave the McKenna government the mandate to carry on with its action plan based on job creation, a plan showing that New Brunswick is always at the forefront.

I would like to congratulate all the elected MLAs, especially those from my riding: Jean-Paul Savoie, Restigouche West; Edmond Blanchard, Campbellton; Carolle de Ste. Croix, Dalhousie Restigouche East; Albert Doucet, Nigadoo-Chaleur and Alban Landry, Nepisiguit who all won their seats, keeping Restigouche-Chaleur Liberal red.

I am also proud to say that the Confederation of Regions Party, an anti-bilingual and regionally based party, was wiped off the electoral map. Let this be a warning to the regional parties in the House: Canadians have had their fill of one issue and regionally based parties.

Business Development Bank Of Canada Act June 21st, 1995

Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. It was my understanding that you called the division and indicated that the nays carried it and there were not five members standing.

Firearms Act June 12th, 1995

Mr. Speaker, I would like to be registered as voting nay on this motion.

Firearms Act June 12th, 1995

Mr. Speaker, I would like to record likewise with regard to Motion No. 227, that I would vote against it.

Firearms Act June 12th, 1995

Mr. Speaker, we know the Miramichi is a great river, but the Restigouche is even greater. I would be voting in favour of the motion.

The Environment May 17th, 1995

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of the Environment.

Brunswick Mining and Smelting is actively considering moving its operations from Dalhousie, New Brunswick.

Can the minister tell the citizens of Dalhousie who will be responsible for the estimated $50 million bill for the environmental restoration of the site and surrounding waters? Can the minister guarantee that she will use all the resources of her department to ensure that the company will be held responsible for the complete restoration of this site?

Canadian Coast Guard April 3rd, 1995

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.

The 1995 federal budget announced that the government will merge the Canadian Coast Guard with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans effective April 1995.

Can the minister inform the House how much this amalgamation will save the Canadian taxpayer? What assurances can he give that combining the two services will not reduce services to the marine industry?

Petitions March 28th, 1995

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have the honour to present this petition signed by a number of my constituents.

The petitioners pray that Parliament act immediately to extend protection to the unborn child by amending the Criminal Code to extend the same protection enjoyed by born human beings to unborn human beings.

Petitions March 27th, 1995

Mr. Speaker, the petition has been certified correct as to form and

content according to Standing Order 36. It has been signed by a number of constituents from Restigouche-Chaleur.

The petitioners pray that Parliament ensure the present provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada prohibiting assisted suicide be enforced vigorously and that Parliament make no changes in the law that would sanction or allow the aiding or abetting of suicide or active or passive euthanasia.