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Crucial Fact

  • Her favourite word was conservatives.

Last in Parliament October 2019, as NDP MP for Hochelaga (Québec)

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

Statements in the House

Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1 June 4th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask my colleague whether he believes the budget implementation bill should have included a clause to eliminate stock options for CEOs, who tend to be quite well-off already. Rich CEOs are still being protected, unlike less wealthy Canadians.

First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families Act June 3rd, 2019

Mr. Speaker, that was interesting to hear.

I have another question for my colleague. Since the negotiations surrounding child and family services will be conducted on an individual basis with each community, the outcomes will be different and the services will also be different from one community to the next.

How can we fix the inequality that already exists in terms of access to services? What can we do to ensure that there will be no inequality in the services available in different communities?

The Environment May 27th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, the government motion talks about keeping global warming below 1.5°C, yet this government is buying pipelines and continues to subsidize fossil fuels.

How does the government plan to keep global warming below 1.5°C if it continues to subsidize big oil and build pipelines?

The Environment May 27th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, since we are talking about promises, I would like to read a paragraph from the Liberal election platform:

We will fulfill our G20 commitment and phase out subsidies for the fossil fuel industry over the medium-term.

Yet, Canada is still the largest provider of subsidies to the oil and gas industry per unit of GDP in the G7.

Why did they not keep this promise?

The Environment May 27th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, a few years ago, the Conservative government gutted environmental protections for thousands of lakes and rivers by amending the Navigable Waters Protection Act. Now, the Conservatives are telling us that they are going to propose an environmental protection policy.

How can Canadians and the members of this House take them seriously when, in the past, they showed us they were doing just the opposite?

The Environment May 27th, 2019

Madam Speaker, the first three points in the motion we are debating today essentially say, “oh, my God, we need to do something”. The fourth point also says we need to do something, but what? There are absolutely no specifics. There are no tangible measures to meet objectives, nor is there a date. There is nothing. What is the point of a motion that says absolutely nothing, other than, “oh, my God, we need to do something”? We moved another motion that set objectives and that was much more concrete.

Did the Liberals feel left out when the NDP moved a motion, so they decided they should say something as well?

The Environment May 27th, 2019

Madam Speaker, the Liberal motion that we are debating today says that Canada needs to make deeper reductions in line with the Paris Agreement's objective of holding global warming below 2°C and pursuing efforts to keep global warming below 1.5°C.

Let us compare that to the motion that was moved by the NDP a few days earlier. In parts (f) and (g), we said that we should not proceed with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project and immediately eliminate all federal fossil fuel subsidies, including through Export Development Canada funding.

Does my colleague not find that the measures proposed in the NDP motion are much more concrete and would help us get closer to meeting the Paris targets much more quickly?

Public Services and Procurement May 17th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, thousands of public sector employees are still dealing with the consequences of the Phoenix fiasco and the Liberals' inaction.

The Parliamentary Budget Officer indicated yesterday that it would be cheaper to replace the pay system than to fix it.

The Liberal government's mismanagement of this file is insulting to our public service employees.

Why this stubbornness? When will the government put an end to the Phoenix scandal?

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act May 17th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, does my colleague believe that the government will now move time allocation? In addition to not having properly consulted the stakeholders, will it now limit debate in the House?

Perhaps the government never intended to pass this bill. The liberals introduced it at the last minute, and it seems that the only thing they want to do is blame the opposition for mismanaging this file and for its lack of organization. Could my colleague comment on that?

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act May 17th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, the government says it took quite some time to draft the bill, but the witnesses who appeared before the committee said there was not a lot of consultation during the drafting process. That does not add up. Now here we are with a bill that has been rushed to the House of Commons.

Does this mean the Liberals will also be using time allocation? In addition to not consulting, will they limit debate in the House on this important bill?