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Crucial Fact

  • Her favourite word was colleague.

Last in Parliament October 2015, as NDP MP for Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert (Québec)

Lost her last election, in 2021, with 8% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Resumption and Continuation of Postal Services Legislation June 21st, 2011

Mr. Speaker, since this morning, I have been listening to the speeches of the hon. members opposite about Canada Post and its workers. One hon. member raised the issue of minor services.

I have before me today's issue of Quorum, which contains an article that I would like to bring to the hon. member's attention. It reads:

...lockout or no lockout, these days, many Canadians are still finding envelopes in their mailboxes. Under an agreement reached well before the dispute began, Canada Post workers committed to distributing government cheques for various benefits such as social assistance, old age security and income assistance for families.

According to the union, close to 9,000 of its members will process and deliver over 2 million cheques this month. Unionized workers will not be paid for delivering the cheques but will receive a lump sum of $50.

From my analysis, it seems that Canada Post has begun a misinformation campaign of sorts. People need to know that negotiations are happening between the two parties, despite the fact that the media is saying otherwise.

By way of evidence, Canada Post contacted the finance issues subcommittee to find out how much bargaining demands would cost. Canada Post also indicated that it had questions about the recent proposals, despite the fact that it rejected those proposals as it has been doing for eight months now. Canada Post is waiting for the back-to-work bill to pass and has been hoping this would happen for several months.

Health June 15th, 2011

Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate all hon. members of this 41st Parliament on their election.

I would first like to recognize the contributions made by my mother, my family and my volunteers. I would also like to say a special thank you to my constituents, the people of Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert, for placing their trust in me.

People voted for change and I promise to deliver. Quebeckers and Canadians have clearly indicated that health care is a priority.

They want everyone to have access to a family doctor and they want wait times to go down.

It is time for this government to take concrete action on the priorities of Canadians and show some real leadership in health care.