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  • His favourite word was federal.

Last in Parliament October 2015, as Forces et Démocratie MP for Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia (Québec)

Lost his last election, in 2015, with 12% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Social Programs June 18th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, in today’s edition of Le Droit, once again we have evidence of Ottawa’s disdain for the most vulnerable.

With outrageous wait times, the federal government is showing that it is unable to deal compassionately with seniors who apply for the guaranteed income supplement and unemployed workers who depend on employment insurance to feed their families. Some have to wait up to eight months, eight long months, to receive the benefits to which they are entitled.

Will the government act with respect, treat people humanely and allow them to live with dignity without having to fight their own government for legitimate benefits?

Port Infrastructure June 17th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, on Saturday, June 20, I will attend a rally in Carleton-sur-Mer, in the Gaspé, to show my support for the community's recreational and tourism plan for its wharf.

The goal is to make the wharf conducive to commercial fishing, mariculture, and leisure and tourism activities—a comprehensive plan that will have significant benefits for Carleton-sur-Mer.

To move forward, the community now needs the approval of Transport Canada, which owns the wharf.

Will the Minister of Transport ensure that the development plan for the Carleton-sur-Mer wharf, an important and unifying project for the Gaspé, will be processed quickly?

ZERO TOLERANCE FOR BARBARIC CULTURAL PRACTICES ACT June 15th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, we agree to apply the vote and we will vote against the motion.

ZERO TOLERANCE FOR BARBARIC CULTURAL PRACTICES ACT June 15th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, I agree to apply the vote and I will vote yes.

Incorporation by Reference in Regulations Act June 15th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, I agree to apply the vote, and I vote no.

Incorporation by Reference in Regulations Act June 15th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, I agree to apply the vote, and I vote yes.

Justice for Animals in Service Act (Quanto's Law) June 15th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, we agree to apply the vote, and we are voting in favour of the motion.

Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1 June 15th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, we agree to apply the vote and we are voting against the motion.

The Environment June 8th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister's attitude towards climate change is an absolute disgrace.

While the G7 issued a communiqué calling for a significant reduction in greenhouse gases and calling on countries to maintain the target of limiting the rise in temperatures to two degrees, we have learned that Canada sided with Japan to try to water down the final statement.

Worse still, in his closing statement at the G7, the Prime Minister of Canada did not mention the environment a single time. He acts as though the problem did not even exist.

Will the government do its part, take action and join the global effort to combat climate change?

Infrastructure June 8th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, the federal government is completely out of touch with how things work in small communities.

For the Canada 150 community infrastructure program, which was announced on May 15, Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions instructed organizations to submit their proposals by June 26. That deadline is totally ridiculous.

It seems that the federal government does not really want to let small not-for-profit organizations submit proposals. They cannot just snap their fingers and make it happen.

Does the Minister of Infrastructure realize that the deadlines imposed by Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions are unrealistic and will deprive small organizations of the opportunity to get help with their projects?