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  • His favourite word is languages.

NDP MP for Drummond (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 31% of the vote.

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Posted on Twitter J'ai eu l'occasion de prendre la parole au rassemblement pour le #Jourdelaterre à Bécancour où j'ai rappelé que... https://t.co/wfTdYm4jq9

Posted on Twitter Au rassemblement pour le Jour de la Terre à Bécancour avec mon ami Jose Julian Morato Marin. Je me prépare pour... https://t.co/8CnYVqulcO

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Bravo à tous les finalistes et félicitations à tous les gagnants des prix Napoléon de la Chambre de commerce et... https://t.co/qbaK5tfEpd

Posted on Twitter Le 6 mai prochain, je LUTTE pour exiger l'étiquetage obligatoire des OGM. Mon dernier combat de lutte! Venez... https://t.co/RBhGs7JE3C

Posted on Twitter DÉCLARATION DU NPD À L'OCCASION DU JOUR DE LA TERRE La porte-parole du NPD en matière d’environnement et de... https://t.co/gKmAeD9Irm

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Le samedi 6 mai, je LUTTE pour exiger l'étiquetage obligatoire des OGM. Réservez vos billets dès maintenant en... https://t.co/Hkw64eZMf0

A week ago

Didn't vote on Vote #256 Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on ...

Didn't vote on Vote #255 That the debate be now adjourned.

Two weeks ago

Didn't vote on Vote #254 That this House do now adjourn.

Didn't vote on Vote #253 That the debate be now adjourned.

Didn't vote on Vote #252 That the Honourable Member for Mégantic—L'Érable be now heard.

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Issues Related to the Enumeration of Rights-Holders Under Section 23 of the ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. My thanks to all the witnesses for shedding some very important light on the matter. Still, I wanted to point out that ...

Spoke in the House on Ottawa River Watershed Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House to speak to the environment because the issue is extremely important to me. I have already ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Issues Related to the Enumeration of Rights-Holders Under Section 23 of the ... It concerns bilingualism and the assessment of judges. It relates to the 2013 report of the official languages commissioners of Ontario, Canada and New Brunswick regarding ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Drummond Association for the Disabled Mr. Speaker, I proudly rise in the House today to acknowledge the 30th anniversary of the Association des personnes handicapées de Drummond, or APHD. This organization ...

Spoke in the House on Official Languages Can you imagine, Mr. Speaker? To distract from the ethics scandal over his trip to the Aga Khan's private island, the Prime Minister decides to go ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Air Canada’s Implementation of the Official Languages Act The story was in the media on Monday. The air transport authority seems to be having trouble recruiting people who can provide services in French. What ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Feds must track language complaints about Hill security staff, says NDP MP 'The main problem in my opinion is the lack of leadership from the minister,' says NDP MP François Choquette. NDP MP François Choquette, pictured, wants Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly to take a more forceful role to ensure that language complaints ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Study on the Translation Bureau and Bilingualism Among Members of Parliament Thank you, Mr. Chair. Before asking my question, I want to mention that we must, as Mr. Généreux said, promote the importance of the two official ...

Spoke in the House on Official Languages Mr. Speaker, yesterday, La Presse reported that, since 2010, the percentage of bilingual employees at security checkpoints in almost all major airports in the country has ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Food and Drugs Act Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague from Sherbrooke for all the work he has done on this file. He recently came to Drummond to tell ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Issues Related to the Enumeration of Rights-Holders Under Section 23 of the ... Yes, I understand. Unless I am mistaken the Department of Industry establishes the priorities for the census questions. This is what we were told by a ...

Spoke in the House on Supreme Court Act Yes, Mr. Speaker, let us applaud him. The work that Yvon Godin did for this bill is incredible. For over 15 years, he fought and travelled ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Study on the Translation Bureau and Full Implementation of the Official Languages ... Thank you, Mr. Grammond, for your explanation. You clearly set out why Supreme Court judges must be bilingual. You mentioned that the interpretation issue isn't the ...

Spoke in the House on Official Languages Mr. Speaker, according to the report by the Commissioner of Official Languages, the Minister of Immigration is failing to meet his obligations under the law. Immigration, ...

Spoke in the House on Preclearance Act, 2016 Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for his excellent speech. He said that a number of improvements still need to be made, because several concerns ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Issues Related to the Enumeration of Rights-Holders Under Section 23 of the ... Again, thank you, because we are all very much aware of what you need and what's important. I think this study on the census, and the ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Issues Related to the Enumeration of Rights-Holders Under Section 23 of the ... Basically, if we don't have a census asking all the required questions, we will never know the exact pool of people who might be considered rights ...

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-203 An Act to amend the Supreme Court Act (understanding the official languages)

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Federal Election 2015: Drummond riding Summary: NDP MP François Choquette broke the Bloc Québécois hold on this riding in 2011. His BQ opponent this time is another former MP, Diane Bourgeois, who represented Terrebonne-Blainville from 2000 until she was defeated in 2011. Boundaries: ...

Mentioned by International Business Times AU Canada's NDP Lawmakers Facing Legal Case For Unlawful Dismissal And ... The litigant, Bouchra Taibi, was working for New Democrat MP Hélène Leblanc. Melanie Bellemare worked for MP François Choquette. Both accused the NDP of wrongful dismissal,. Lawsuit Filed. While Taibi filed a lawsuit in August, Bellemare is expected to ...

Mentioned by International Business Times AU Canada's NDP Lawmakers Facing Legal Case For Unlawful Dismissal And ... The litigant, Bouchra Taibi, was working for New Democrat MP Hélène Leblanc. Melanie Bellemare worked for MP François Choquette. Both accused the NDP of wrongful dismissal,. Lawsuit Filed. While Taibi filed a lawsuit in August, Bellemare is expected to ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca NDP accused of trying to stifle conflicts as 2 more staffers come forward Bouchra Taibi, who was working for New Democrat MP Hélène Leblanc, and Melanie Bellemare, who was working for MP François Choquette, both accuse the party of wrongful dismissal. Taibi filed a lawsuit in the summer while Bellemare is expected to do ...

Mentioned by Toronto Star NDP accused of trying to stifle conflicts as two more staffers file lawsuits Bouchra Taibi, who was working for New Democrat MP Hélène Leblanc, and Melanie Bellemare, who was working for MP François Choquette, both accuse the party of wrongful dismissal. Taibi filed a lawsuit in the summer while Bellemare is expected to do ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-493 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Ashuapmushuan River, Mistassini River and Peribonka River)