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Liberal MP for LaSalle—Émard—Verdun (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2021, with 43% of the vote.

Today

Posted on Twitter “With these changes to the Criminal Code, Canada’s criminal laws on conversion therapy are among the most comprehen… https://t.co/vOWhUNPsgc

Posted on Twitter « Grâce à ces modifications apportées au Code criminel, les lois du Canada en matière de thérapie de conversion fig… https://t.co/84jrzKDVSK

Posted on Twitter The complete ban on so-called conversion therapies has received Royal Assent. This is a victory for Canada, in part… https://t.co/GLRpnvcqHi

Posted on Twitter L’interdiction complète des supposées thérapies de conversion a reçu la Sanction Royale. C’est une victoire pour le… https://t.co/B0MI761Kbm

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter The Senate has just passed #C4 the complete ban on so-called conversion therapies. We now await Royal Assent. I wan… https://t.co/Ou9I5jKFGy

Posted on Twitter Le Sénat vient d’adopter le PL #C4, l’interdiction complète des supposées thérapies de conversion. Il ne reste plus… https://t.co/dQh9avT3ug

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Business of the House Mr. Speaker, this is my first time rising in the House since the election, so it is my turn to thank the voters of LaSalle—Émard—Verdun for ...

This week

Didn't vote on Vote #5 on Bill C-2

A week ago

Voted No on Vote #4 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (subamendment)

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, the hon. member for Longueuil—Charles-LeMoyne is absolutely right. Many survivors have described this heartbreaking process and the terrible physical and mental toll it took. ...

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for Vimy for her question. Before I answer it, I want to thank the health care workers. Their efforts and ...

Voted Yes on Vote #1 Motion for closure

Voted Yes on Vote #2 Government Business No. 1 (Order respecting the business of the House and its committees) (amendment)

Voted Yes on Vote #3 Government Business No. 1 (Order respecting the business of the House and its committees)

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Government bill C-36 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act and to make related amendments to another Act (hate propaganda, hate crimes and hate speech)

Spoke at the Justice committee on Study of Elder Abuse and Nomination of the Honourable Mahmud Jamal to ... Thank you, Madam Chair. Good morning, honourable colleagues. To begin, I would like to acknowledge that I'm on the traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishinabe people, ...

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Sydney—Victoria for his advocacy and effort in helping us to get to this momentous landmark. I ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper Mr. Speaker, with respect to the legal costs incurred by the government in relation to the various Ahousaht Indian Band and Nation v. Canada (Attorney General) ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper Mr. Speaker, the Department of Justice, with the support of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, has published a “What We Learned” report that is responsive ...

Spoke in the House on Official Languages Mr. Speaker, the proposed amendment would have provided greater clarity by reaffirming the position adopted by the House in 2006, while highlighting the rights of the ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the Minister of Canadian Heritage. I was born in Ontario, in Niagara, surrounded by Franco-Ontarians. I chose ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Bill C-10 Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Good afternoon. I wish to acknowledge that I'm speaking to you today from Ottawa on the traditional territory of the ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Protection of Privacy and Reputation on Platforms such as Pornhub Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'm accompanied today by François Daigle, the associate deputy minister of the Department of Justice. Thank you for the invitation to appear ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Main Estimates 2021-22: Vote 1 under Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada, ... Thank you, Madam Chair. Good morning, colleagues, and thank you to all the members from my departmental team who are here with me today. I am ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-23 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Identification of Criminals Act and to make related amendments to other Acts (COVID-19 response and other measures)

Introduced legislation Government bill C-22 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Introduced legislation Government bill C-15 An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-6 Thank you, Madam Chair. Dear colleagues, I'm in Ottawa and am accordingly taking part in this meeting on traditional Algonquin territory. I am pleased to be ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-13 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (single event sport betting)

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-7 Thank you, Madam Chair. Thank you for the invitation to appear before this committee to discuss Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Main Estimates 2020-21: Vote 1 under Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada, ... Thank you, Madam Chair, for the invitation to speak to the committee as it studies the 2020-21 main estimates for the Department of Justice. I would ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-6 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy)

Introduced legislation Government bill C-3 An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code

Spoke at the COVID-19 Pandemic committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Madam Chair, I thank the honourable member for his commitment to this issue. Our government is committed to advancing sentencing reform that will stand the test ...