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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 month ago

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-311 Amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

Voted Yes on Vote #349 on Bill C-23 Respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States

Voted Yes on Vote #348 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted No on Vote #347 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #346 on Bill S-3 Amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration)

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill S-231 You're referring to the 2010 Supreme Court case involving the National Post. We were discussing it earlier, before the temporary suspension of the meeting. I'll refer ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Roadmap and Immigration in Francophone Minority Communities Thank you. Four minutes for two people is not a lot. Thank you for sharing all that good news with us. I also want to congratulate ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-23 I heard what my colleague Mr. Clement said. I have read the entire bill that we have before us, and I am well aware there is ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on 2016-2017 Annual Report of the Interim Commissioner of Official Languages Thank you, Mr. Chair. If we are to put partisanship aside, it has to be done objectively and respectfully on both sides of the table. That ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my NDP colleague, who has done fine work on the Standing Committee on Official Languages, which is a dynamic ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Air Canada’s Implementation of the Official Languages Act Thank you, Mr. Chair. I will be sharing my time with Mr. Picard. My thanks to the witnesses for being here. It is very interesting and ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill S-233 I'll be brief, then. Mr. Senator, Mr. Brown, thank you for being with us. The way I understand it, the purpose of this bill is to ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Committee Business Thank you, Mr. Chair. I would like to be given the same privilege as my colleague Mr. Choquette and go back to the first motion, the ...

Spoke in the House on Madawaska—Restigouche Graduates Mr. Speaker, June is a rather special month. It marks the beginning of the summer and the end of the school year. I would like to ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Committee Business I will begin by answering the question with an example, even though I don't have to do it, as I think that we make a good ...

Spoke in the House on Persons with Disabilities Mr. Speaker, Canadians with disabilities face challenges every day that prevent them from fully participating in activities in their communities and in their workplaces. We have ...

Spoke in the House on First Nations Mr. Speaker, our government believes that Canada's most important relationship is the one we have with our first nations. Today I would like to pay tribute ...

Spoke in the House on Public Service Labour Relations Act Madam Speaker, I am delighted to have the opportunity to participate in the debate on the motion presenting the government's proposed response to Bill C-7. This ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by Canada NewsWire (press release) Improving Services for Victims of Sexual Assault in Northwestern New Brunswick Today, René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska—Restigouche, on behalf of the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced a $937,243 funding agreement with Escale MadaVic, ...

Mentioned by Edmonton Journal Improving Services for Victims of Sexual Assault in Northwestern New Brunswick Today, René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska—Restigouche, on behalf of the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced a $937,243 funding agreement with Escale MadaVic, ...

Mentioned by Montreal Gazette Improving Services for Victims of Sexual Assault in Northwestern New Brunswick Today, René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska—Restigouche, on behalf of the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced a $937,243 funding agreement with Escale MadaVic, ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Madawaska—Restigouche Mr. Speaker, this year, we are celebrating Canada's 150th birthday. I have the privilege of representing the beautiful and proud riding of Madawaska—Restigouche, which has become ...

Mentioned by Marketwired (press release) Atholville's Performance Space Gets a Makeover René Arseneault, Member of Parliament (Madawaska-Restigouche), today announced funding of $75,000 for modernization of the performance space at the Alma Community Centre in Atholville. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable ...

Mentioned by satPRnews (press release) Atholville's Performance Space Gets a Makeover René Arseneault, Member of Parliament (Madawaska-Restigouche), today announced funding of $75,000 for modernization of the performance space at the Alma Community Centre in Atholville. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, as my colleague from Trois-Rivières did, I would first like to inform the House that I am not an expert in tax policy and ...

Spoke in the House on Governor General's History Awards Mr. Speaker, today I rise in the House of Commons to congratulate the winners of the 2016 Governor General's History Awards, which were awarded this past ...

Mentioned by Digital Journal Saint-Leonard Improving Key Underground Infrastructure Thanks to Government Funding René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Chuck Chiasson, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Victoria-la-Vallée, on behalf of the ...