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Crucial Fact

  • Her favourite word was million.

Last in Parliament March 2011, as Conservative MP for Louis-Saint-Laurent (Québec)

Lost her last election, in 2011, with 38% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Quebec City Arena February 15th, 2011

Mr. Speaker, in the same press release, in the second paragraph, it states that the projects announced are for waterfront revitalization. Four projects were announced: the preparation of the Port Lands district, a second platform at Union Station, an extension to Front Street, and an environmental assessment. That is what was announced, not an Olympic bid.

Quebec City Arena February 14th, 2011

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to set the record straight.

I have been told by my fellow ministers that most of the investments made at that time were for the purpose of redeveloping the lakeshore.

Having said that, at this time, there is no possibility of making a bid for the 2022 Games. Nevertheless, our position remains the same, and we are waiting for a complete file from the mayor of Quebec City.

Quebec City Arena February 14th, 2011

Mr. Speaker, our position has not changed. We are still waiting for a business plan indicating a substantial contribution by the private sector.

Allow me to read the following quote: “From the beginning, we have indicated our support for the arena, but always with the same expectation—and we are not the only ones—a contribution from the private sector. I believe that is imperative.”

That is a quote from Pauline Marois in the January 30 edition of Le Soleil.

Quebec City Arena February 11th, 2011

Mr. Speaker, I realize that the member for Quebec City is asking for money because her party will never be able to resolve this matter on its own. It will never be able to make any sort of contribution to any promising economic projects for the Quebec City area.

The reality is that we are waiting for all the information required. Mayor Labeaume has promised to send it. We will examine the file when we receive it.

Quebec City Arena February 11th, 2011

Mr. Speaker, the government has not changed its position on the sports arena. We have asked for all the information, including information about private sector investments. As for the Quebec members of the Conservative caucus who wore Nordiques jerseys, I would like to say this to the member for Québec: we represent citizens who wanted to show that they care about the Nordiques, and the caucus participated in the blue march demonstration with these citizens.

Climate Change Adaptation February 11th, 2011

Mr. Speaker, our government's objective is to protect our citizens and the environment. The Minister of Natural Resources was very clear yesterday. He received a technical briefing that reassured him regarding the decision that was made. He has offered all stakeholders the opportunity to attend a technical briefing session about the decision.

Gateways and Border Crossings February 11th, 2011

Mr. Speaker, I would like to speak to the premise of the member's question.

The decision concerning nuclear waste is based on science from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. The Minister of Natural Resources received a technical briefing about the safety of people and the environment, which he found to be reassuring. He also instructed the commission to give technical briefings to anyone who wanted reassurance about the decision that has been made.

Quebec City Arena February 10th, 2011

Mr. Speaker, since they were elected, the members of the Conservative caucus from the Quebec City area have shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are able to keep the economy moving in that area. The only thing that the Bloc members have managed to move are the wheels on their office chairs.

Quebec City Arena February 10th, 2011

Mr. Speaker, what we also know full well is that the Bloc members will not be helping to fund this project. That is for sure.

I have had conversations with Minister Sam Hamad and Mayor Labeaume regarding the announcement made earlier today. Mayor Labeaume promised to send me all the information about the announcement made this morning. We will wait for it.

Having said that, when we receive the document, we can look at how the federal government could provide funding for this project, if it chooses to do so. If it does, the process will be fair and accessible across the country.

Quebec City Arena January 31st, 2011

Mr. Speaker, someone needs to settle this matter, and it is obviously not going to be the Bloc members. Premier Charest also said that he does not need the Bloc to settle matters in Quebec. That said, our position has not changed for months now: we want to see a significant contribution from the private sector. The mayor is working to set up funding that must include the private sector. At this time, we have not received an official request or a clear proposal on this topic.