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Crucial Fact

  • His favourite word was quebec.

Last in Parliament March 2011, as Liberal MP for Hull—Aylmer (Québec)

Lost his last election, in 2011, with 20% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Canada-Panama Free Trade Act February 7th, 2011

Madam Speaker, the Liberals vote no.

Canada-Panama Free Trade Act February 7th, 2011

Madam Speaker, the Liberals will vote no.

Canada-Panama Free Trade Act February 7th, 2011

Madam Speaker, I would like to add the member for Honoré-Mercier to our list.

The Liberals will vote no.

Canada-Panama Free Trade Act February 7th, 2011

Madam Speaker, the Liberals will be voting no.

Committees of the House February 2nd, 2011

Mr. Speaker, the Liberal Party will vote in favour of this bill.

Senate Appointment February 1st, 2011

Mr. Speaker, during the 2006 election campaign, the Prime Minister promised, swore up and down and kept saying that he would never, ever appoint unelected senators. The Prime Minister appointed Larry Smith to the Senate just to bankroll his next election campaign. He is not even in cabinet, contrary to what my colleague would have us believe.

Poor Mr. Smith. As he pointed out, he will have to make do with a paltry senator's salary.

Will the Prime Minister get his hands out of taxpayers' pockets and tell Mr. Smith to finance his campaign himself?

Senate Appointment February 1st, 2011

Mr. Speaker, during the 2006 election, the Prime Minister promised over and over that he would never appoint unelected senators. Today, with his 38th appointment, his abuse of public funds has reached new heights by swearing in Larry Smith as a senator for no other reason than to bankroll his election campaign. He is not even joining cabinet.

Given that Mr. Smith has ungratefully called this arrangement “a dramatic, catastrophic pay cut”, why will the Prime Minister not just rescind the appointment?

Questions Passed as Orders for Return January 31st, 2011

With regard to the Veterans Review and Appeal Board, what contracts under $10,000 did it award from September 1, 2009, to the present, including the vendor's name, the date, the amount and the description?

Questions Passed as Orders for Return January 31st, 2011

Since the 2008-2009 fiscal year, what are all the contracts of less than $10,000 awarded by the Department of Finance, including the supplier’s name, the date, the description and the value?

Questions Passed as Orders for Return January 31st, 2011

Since the 2008-2009 fiscal year, what are all the contracts of less than $10,000 awarded by Natural Resources Canada, including the supplier’s name, the date, the description and the value?