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  • His favourite word was quebec.

Last in Parliament October 2015, as Independent MP for Richmond—Arthabaska (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 34% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Member for Richmond—Arthabaska June 17th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, summing up 11 years in one minute is impossible, but I have to take the time to thank the many people who enabled me to proudly represent the residents of Richmond—Arthabaska—which I am sure you will agree, Mr. Speaker, is the most beautiful riding—these past 11 years.

I could not have done it without my spouse, Annie, our families, my assistants, my other colleagues and the many volunteers who helped get me elected four times. I would also like to salute the members of the Bloc Québécois and the other parties with whom I worked, some of whom have become friends for life.

The most challenging and satisfying part of this job is dealing with and making progress on issues that matter to the people we represent. I will never forget how we fought for supply management, student jobs and Jeffrey Mine retirees in Asbestos. However, what really stands out for me are the people, all of the people I helped, supported or even just met at various functions we were invited to. They are the ones who made me not only the politician but also the human being I am today.

A big thanks to you, Mr. Speaker.

Justice June 16th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons said so himself: the only reason they are introducing so many bills these days is to win votes.

Having touched on numerous subjects, the government is nevertheless avoiding the subject of medical aid in dying even though there has been consensus on this issue in Quebec since the end-of-life care act was passed a year ago.

The Minister of Justice promised that a consultation process would be launched by the end of the session, which we know is just a few days away.

Will he keep his promise?

ZERO TOLERANCE FOR BARBARIC CULTURAL PRACTICES ACT June 15th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, I vote in favour of the motion.

ZERO TOLERANCE FOR BARBARIC CULTURAL PRACTICES ACT June 15th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, I vote in favour of the motion.

Incorporation by Reference in Regulations Act June 15th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, the member for Richmond—Arthabaska votes no.

Incorporation by Reference in Regulations Act June 15th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, I am voting in favour of the motion.

Justice for Animals in Service Act (Quanto's Law) June 15th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, I am voting in favour of the motion.

Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1 June 15th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, I am voting against the motion.

Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1 June 10th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, I am voting in favour of the motion.

Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1 June 10th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, I am voting in favour of the motion.