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NDP MP for Drummond (Québec)

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

This week

Posted on Twitter https://t.co/EYhucq9k6P

Didn't vote on Vote #432 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Didn't vote on Vote #431 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

A week ago

Didn't vote on Vote #430 on Bill C-63 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Didn't vote on Vote #429 on Bill C-63 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Didn't vote on Vote #428 on Bill C-63 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Spoke in the House on Official Languages Mr. Speaker, we recently obtained an internal Department of Justice report that the government has been hiding since March of this year. Why? Because it is ...

Posted on Twitter « Les paradis fiscaux et le nivellement par le bas de l’impôt ne bénéficient à personne, hormis à une petite élite… https://t.co/59JYlP9ZcJ

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Access to Early Childhood Services in the Minority Language Thank you, Mr. Chair. I would like to come back to the FCFA, which I started quoting earlier because I would like to honour them. Let ...

Posted on Twitter «Le gouvernement doit consulter les chefs des partis d’opposition, pas juste les informer de son choix. On aurait... https://t.co/TtyLoatbx5

Posted on Twitter Les Paradise Papers nous révèlent que Brian Mulroney a aidé à gérer la fortune de Wafic Saïd, un milliardaire... https://t.co/WrkBPrplIf

Posted on Twitter Les Paradise Papers nous révèlent que Brian Mulroney a aidé à gérer la fortune de Wafic Saïd, un milliardaire syrie… https://t.co/6yoD59a3Qt

Posted on Twitter Les particuliers fortunés qui profitent des largesses des paradis fiscaux se sont eux-mêmes dotés de systèmes de lo… https://t.co/fvviUik5xB

Spoke in the House on Official Languages Mr. Speaker, it is always a privilege for me to rise in the House of Commons to talk about the importance of official languages and the ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Government Appointments Mr. Speaker, it is an honour for me to rise again in the House to speak about the position of the Commissioner of Official Languages, which ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Full Implementation of the Official Languages Act in the Canadian Justice System I would like us to go ahead with this motion. I remember the immigration minister's visit very well. I am sorry to say this, but what ...

Spoke in the House on Canadian Arms Sales Mr. Speaker, it is an honour for me to present a petition signed by hundreds of students at École secondaire La Poudrière in Drummondville. The petitioners ...

Spoke in the House on Official Languages Mr. Speaker, the Liberals have a dismal record when it comes to defending official languages. The media is reporting that it is becoming increasingly more difficult ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Full Implementation of the Official Languages Act in the Canadian Justice System I'm almost out of time. First, I would have liked you to say yes. I hope you're going to tell the Minister that she needs to ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Department of Employment and Social Development Act Madam Speaker, I am disappointed that you will have to cut me off since I was planning on getting through my whole speech today, but that ...

Spoke in the House on National Security Act, 2017 Mr. Speaker, it is not always a pleasure, but it is definitely an honour for me to rise in the House today to speak to Bill ...

A month ago

Mentioned by National Post Chris Selley: Indigenous MP opposes fellow New Democrats on official bilingualism for Supreme Court ... it might look inevitable in hindsight. For now, though, it's a rather novel objection born of a private member's bill that went down to defeat last month. NDP MP François Choquette's bill would have mandated that Supreme Court judges be fluently ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his speech. I would like to talk about the environment. As members know, Fiji is presiding over COP23 in ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Full Implementation of the Official Languages Act in the Canadian Justice System Yes, Mr. Chair. We previously discussed this among ourselves on another occasion, but I believe that, if we want to invite someone to address this matter, ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Full Implementation of the Official Languages Act in the Canadian Justice System ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I would like to get this straight. According to the figures you obtained, the anglophone population increased by 164% in Rimouski, 115% ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-382 An Act to amend the Official Languages Act (Supreme Court of Canada)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-381 An Act to amend the Judges Act (bilingualism)

Two months ago

Mentioned by The Sherbrooke Times The liberals will vote against the requirement for bilingualism at the supreme Court Bill C-203, néodémocrate François Choquette amends the supreme Court Act by adding to the terms and conditions of appointment that the successful candidates ” understand French and English without the assistance of an interpreter “. It is identical to ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Air Canada’s Implementation of the Official Languages Act Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to talk about the two motions for which I introduced the notices earlier. Let me summarize the first motion. Its ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Air Canada’s Implementation of the Official Languages Act Okay, let's talk about the quasi-criminal penalties; I don't know the exact terms. In short, that exists. However, certain less serious offences could be resolved internally, ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Issues Related to the Enumeration of Rights-Holders Under Section 23 of the ... Unfortunately, that is a way of not moving forward with recommendation 4, which asked the government to mandate Statistics Canada. I understand that Statistics Canada wants ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

Mentioned by Burnaby Now Four NDP MPs from Quebec throw their support behind Peter Julian A rally was held in Sherbrooke, Que. on Monday by NDP MPs Pierre-Luc Dusseault, Brigitte Sansoucy, François Choquette and Robert Aubin, to announce their support for the New Westminster-Burnaby MP. “This is something that doesn't happen very often, ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca Four Quebec NDP MPs endorse Peter Julian leadership ... Sherbrooke Sunday evening, Julian — who represents the B.C. riding of New Westminster-Burnaby — announced that Sherbrooke MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault, Robert Aubin (Trois-Rivières), Brigitte Sansoucy (Saint-Hyacinthe–Bagot) and François Choquette ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) Four Quebec NDP MPs endorse Peter Julian leadership ... Sherbrooke Sunday evening, Julian — who represents the B.C. riding of New Westminster-Burnaby — announced that Sherbrooke MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault, Robert Aubin (Trois-Rivières), Brigitte Sansoucy (Saint-Hyacinthe–Bagot) and François Choquette ...

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

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