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  • His favourite word is languages.

Liberal MP for Madawaska—Restigouche (New Brunswick)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 56% of the vote.

A week ago

Voted Yes on Vote #896 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted No on Vote #895 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted No on Vote #894 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #893 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #892 Motion to proceed to Orders of the Day

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Action Plan for Official Languages 2018-23: Investing in Our Future Thank you, Mr. Chair. That is interesting. It is true that I am a troubadour, but we are talking about artists like Hart Rouge and Daniel ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Action Plan for Official Languages 2018-23: Investing in Our Future Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you all for coming and sharing your knowledge and experience in the field. It will certainly help us a lot. I'm ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on National Defence Act Mr. Speaker, my colleague from Acadie—Bathurst asked our colleague from Edmonton West an excellent question earlier, but we have not had an answer. In case he ...

Spoke in the House on Firearms Act Madam Speaker, I have a question for my colleague from Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles. We saw the previous government's antics with respect to the Canadian Charter of Rights and ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) New federal funding will help improve women's economic security in New Brunswick On behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women Canada, René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska—Restigouche, today announced Government of Canada funding for a project that will increase women's economic ...

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Renovation of Edmundston Shelter The announcement was made by René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing ...

Mentioned by fiddleheadfocus.com New Brunswick Botanical Garden to mark 25th anniversary 11, emcee Josée Landry, director of the New Brunswick Botanical Garden will introduce at 4:45 p.m. René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for the district of Madawaska-Restigouche. Other speakers will include: at 4:50 p.m., Francine Landry, minister of ...

Mentioned by fiddleheadfocus.com New Brunswick Botanical Garden to mark 25th anniversary 11, emcee Josée Landry, director of the New Brunswick Botanical Garden will introduce at 4:45 p.m. René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for the district of Madawaska-Restigouche. Other speakers will include: at 4:50 p.m., Francine Landry, minister of ...

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Communities in New Brunswick to benefit from improved water and wastewater infrastructure René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska–Restigouche, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and the Honourable Gilles LePage, Minister of Labour, Employment and ...

Mentioned by Markets Insider Communities in New Brunswick to benefit from improved water and wastewater infrastructure René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska–Restigouche, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and the Honourable Gilles LePage, Minister of Labour, Employment and ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Madawaska—Restigouche Mr. Speaker, with summer fast approaching, communities all across my riding will be hosting festivals, activities, and powwows. There will be something for everyone. However, the ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Issues Related to French-Language Training in the Field of Nursing in Canada ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. Welcome, Ms. d'Entremont and Mr. Wagg, and thank you for accepting our invitation. We're fortunate to have your expertise. You've ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Issues Related to French-Language Training in the Field of Nursing in Canada The problem—and this is particularly the case in New Brunswick, an officially bilingual province, like Canada—is that each province delegates authority to an association of nurses. ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Roadmap and Immigration in Francophone Minority Communities Thank you, Mr. Chair. Minister, I too would like to commend your tireless efforts to speak French as much as possible. Your French is improving every ...

Spoke in the House on Workplace Safety Mr. Speaker, this is North American Occupational Safety and Health Week. It is an opportunity to raise awareness among employers, employees, stakeholders, and the general public ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, I have a question for my colleague. First of all, I can assure her that I am every bit as anxious as she is ...

Spoke in the House on Les Éloizes Gala and the Edmunston Blizzard Mr. Speaker, there is a lot going on in my riding, Madawaska—Restigouche. The 20th edition of the Les Éloizes gala will take place in the beautiful ...

Spoke in the House on Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's Report Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to debate the matter before us this morning. This is a very awkward attempt by the opposition to avoid ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Issues Related to the Enumeration of Rights-Holders Under Section 23 of the ... Okay, but in the case we are discussing, the enumeration of language minorities, we are talking about a very small population outside Quebec and a very ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Review of literacy and numeracy support programs in Canada and Review of ... Right. As for radio, we are hearing from a lot of witnesses. As you say, $400 million is good, but what will happen? Fifty million dollars ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Access to Early Childhood Services in the Minority Language and French and ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. My name is René Arseneault and I am a proud Acadian from New Brunswick and minority community francophone. I am ...

Spoke in the House on Taxation Mr. Speaker, when it comes time to file their income taxes, many people face particular challenges, especially if they live far from big cities in remote ...