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  • Her favourite word was farmers.

Last in Parliament October 2019, as NDP MP for Berthier—Maskinongé (Québec)

Lost her last election, in 2021, with 33% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Business of Supply June 10th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, there have been discussions among the parties and if you were to seek it, I think you would find unanimous consent to adopt the following motion. I move:

That, at the conclusion of today's debate on the opposition motion in the name of the Member for New Westminster—Burnaby, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred to Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Employment Insurance June 10th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, the employment insurance system is sexist. Why are only 35% of women workers entitled to these benefits? This government, which claims to be feminist, has done nothing in the past four years to make the system fairer for women. Women workers need a government that is on their side and stands up for them.

My question is simple. What will it take for the government to finally take action and fix the employment insurance system, which is obviously sexist?

Veterans Affairs June 6th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, many veterans are left alone and without support. They do not even have a roof over their heads, and it is shameful. In Canada, some 3,000 to 5,000 veterans are homeless. That is unacceptable in this day and age.

Yesterday all members of the House, from all political stripes, called on the Liberal government to act and adopt a new benefit to help lift these veterans out of poverty and homelessness.

When will the government follow through and take concrete action to help our veterans?

Canada Revenue Agency June 6th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, the wealthy are once again getting off scot-free. The government just granted amnesty to wealthy KPMG clients accused of sidestepping our tax laws. Way to go!

We know the Liberals have two sets of rules: one for their friends and the wealthy and another for everyone else.

Why is the Liberal government still doing favours for wealthy, privileged people who try to get around our laws and rules?

Canadian Heritage June 5th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, this government supports big business to the detriment of SMEs, workers and particularly taxpayers.

Today, TVA announced 68 layoffs. It is saying loud and clear that the unfair competition from web giants is the main reason for these job losses. The NPD has been calling on the government for a long time to force web giants to pay their fair share of taxes.

Why does the Liberal government not take action to force web giants to pay their fair share of taxes?

Taxation June 5th, 2019

Mr. Speaker, wealthy KPMG clients accused of using a fraudulent scheme to avoid paying their fair share of taxes were granted amnesty by none other than the revenue minister.

This is not the first time KPMG clients have obtained a lenient settlement from the federal government. This settlement is proof of the federal government's total lack of transparency.

When will the government take action, stop giving the wealthiest Canadians special treatment, and force them to pay their fair share of taxes?

Criminal Records Act June 3rd, 2019

Mr. Speaker, we agree to apply the result from the previous vote, with the NDP voting no.

Criminal Records Act June 3rd, 2019

Mr. Speaker, we agree to apply the result from the previous vote, with the NDP voting no.

International Trade June 3rd, 2019

Mr. Speaker, as evidenced by the recent tariffs imposed on Mexico, Donald Trump's actions are spontaneous and unpredictable.

Last week, Vice-President Mike Pence was in town to try to pressure the Liberal government to ratify the new NAFTA. This is a bad agreement for farmers and for workers.

The Liberal government has always said that it will not sign a bad deal. Why, then, are they in such a hurry to sign the new NAFTA, which is a bad deal?

International Trade May 31st, 2019

The Liberals are not even on track to meet the Paris Agreement targets.

The Liberals are bulldozing ahead with the adoption of NAFTA, showing blatant disregard for Parliament. Instead of striving to secure better conditions for workers, improve environmental protections or protect our agricultural sectors, the Liberal government is bowing down before Donald Trump. Canadians want the Liberals to negotiate trade agreements with measures that are genuinely progressive.

Why are the Liberals throwing away a unique opportunity to make trade fairer once and for all?