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  • His favourite word was infrastructure.

Last in Parliament August 2017, as Conservative MP for Lac-Saint-Jean (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 33% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Softwood Lumber December 5th, 2016

Mr. Speaker, he should say that to the people in Quebec's regions who keep contacting our offices because they do not know who to talk to in the government, now that there is no longer a Quebec lieutenant or a minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec.

Let us come back to softwood lumber. Again last week, it was confirmed that in 2006, it was thanks to the leadership of former prime minister Harper that the matter was resolved. It was our American partners who said that.

We are not seeing that leadership now. In fact, this issue was not even mentioned in the mandate letter of the Minister of International Trade. There is not a peep about it, but it is important to us.

Will they be able to resolve the issue?

The Economy December 5th, 2016

Mr. Speaker, the only plan that seems to work for the Liberals is the marijuana plant. The economic plan certainly is not working.

Canada has lost 30,000 jobs. The Liberals will tell us over and over again that they lowered taxes. What they have done is create future debt, promise money that they do not have, and create illusions. The United States wants to lower corporate taxes.

When are the Liberals going to wake up and realize that their plan is not working?

Justice December 1st, 2016

Mr. Speaker, when people commit crimes, they do so at the expense of others—the victims.

Today, victims are looking to the current Government of Canada to see how their rights will be defended and how criminals will be brought before the courts so justice can be served.

What will the minister do?

Justice December 1st, 2016

Mr. Speaker, another subject is very important. Some provinces are having difficulty bringing criminals to justice. Canadians are watching the Minister of Justice and wondering what she can do to improve the system. Some criminal trials may not go ahead.

What will the minister do to ensure that justice is served in Canada?

Softwood Lumber November 30th, 2016

Mr. Speaker, the agreement expired during the election campaign after 10 peaceful years for the forestry industry thanks to our former government.

It should come as no surprise that seven ministers of the current government opposed the softwood lumber agreement in 2006, when they were members of the official opposition.

Is this matter finally going to be taken seriously so that an agreement that is good for our 300,000 or 400,000 forestry workers is signed?

Softwood Lumber November 30th, 2016

Mr. Speaker, consultations with U.S. partners confirm two important things.

In 2006, we had a softwood lumber agreement thanks to prime minister Harper's very strong political will to resolve the matter.

The government of this Prime Minister was not firmly determined to renew the softwood lumber agreement and that has put us in a weak position.

The Prime Minister did not keep his word to resolve the softwood lumber agreement issue within 100 days of President Obama's visit, so can he resolve it now?

Foreign Affairs November 28th, 2016

Mr. Speaker, after initially ignoring the fact, the Prime Minister himself admitted that Fidel Castro was a dictator. However, he failed to mention the abuses of human rights and freedom under Castro in his official statement.

Will he now amend his official statement on the Prime Minister's website to reflect what he has publicly admitted?

Foreign Affairs November 28th, 2016

Mr. Speaker, when a U.S. senator describes the announcement as shameful and embarrassing, then we must take note.

The Prime Minister acknowledged that Mr. Castro was a dictator. As we say back home, it is time to walk the talk. Now that he has spoken, it is time for action.

Will the Prime Minister edit the comments that appear on his website to reflect what he has now acknowledged?

Foreign Affairs November 28th, 2016

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister displayed a lack of judgment once again last weekend in his remarks following the passing of dictator Fidel Castro. His statement shocked many Canadians.

Now that the Prime Minister has acknowledged that Fidel Castro was a dictator, will he also acknowledge his lapse in judgment?

Ethics November 24th, 2016

Mr. Speaker, it seems the Prime Minister has forgotten about the important files that matter to Canadians, like creating jobs and important agreements. He only has time for cash for access meetings and fundraising for the Liberal Party and the Trudeau Foundation. When will the Prime Minister follow the ethical rules he personally put in place a year ago?