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  • His favourite word is protect.

Conservative MP for Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 51% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Privilege May 19th, 2016

Mr. Speaker, in her speech, my hon. colleague from Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe spoke about her experience as a social worker and said that she had witnessed similar situations.

Yesterday, my colleague from Ontario, our whip, the member for Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, was grabbed, bullied, and subjected to verbal and physical violence and bullying. Ultimately, this is our workplace.

Since my colleague has experience in this field, could she tell us what kind of disciplinary action or consequences someone would face for committing such an act in a workplace? I would like to know whether there are any therapies or programs. Normally, what kind of measures would be taken in a workplace in similar circumstances?

Air Canada Public Participation Act May 17th, 2016

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the minister. He just said that he wants to work with the provinces, in particular, the governments of Quebec and Manitoba. However, we know that the Government of Quebec is calling on the federal government to wait for the agreement to be signed with Air Canada before passing this bill.

Why is the government in such a rush to pass a bill that, as my colleague from Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie pointed out, violates workers' rights? It is steamrolling workers and ignoring the calls from the governments of Quebec and Manitoba.

Does the minister have the support of Quebec and Manitoba to move forward so quickly, when everyone is calling for the government to take its time and, in a way, to reject this bill?

Business of Supply May 16th, 2016

Madam Chair, I am pleased to see that the minister recognizes the so-called Islamic State as a threat to Canada.

Does the minister also believe that, in response to another threat, it is important that we assert our sovereignty over Canada's Arctic and that we have a fleet of ships that will enable us to accomplish that?

Business of Supply May 16th, 2016

Madam Chair, I would like to go back to a statement.

On November 13, there was a tragedy at the Bataclan theatre, in France: three terrorist attacks resulted in 127 deaths and a state of emergency was declared.

A few days earlier, the minister had been asked whether the so-called Islamic State was a threat. At that time, the minister replied:

Should we fear it? No.

I would like to know whether Canada should consider the so-called Islamic State as a threat to Canada. Would the minister like to correct or clarify what he said at the time?

Business of Supply May 16th, 2016

Madam Chair, we see that the Department of National Defence is now going ahead with cuts. However, climate change is making it easier to access the Northwest Passage. We are seeing other countries making investments, especially in icebreakers and vessels, in order to have a presence in the Canadian Arctic.

Does the Minister believe that sufficient investments are being made to ensure Canada's Arctic sovereignty in the far north? Is it not important to ensure that we can protect Canadian sovereignty in the far north by having a fleet that can rival the fleets of other countries?

Business of Supply May 16th, 2016

Madam Chair, the Halifax-class program will be completed in 2018.

Other cuts have been made to the Cyclone maritime helicopter program.

Can the minister tell me what impact the $90 million in cuts will have on the Cyclone maritime helicopters?

Business of Supply May 16th, 2016

Madam Chair, I would like to thank my colleagues.

I will continue with my questions on the Halifax-class modernization program.

Apparently, the first vessel has been modernized. Could you please tell me when the program will be completed, what is the schedule for the next vessels and how much will be invested this year?

Business of Supply May 16th, 2016

Madam Chair, I also wanted to mention that I will be sharing my time with the hon. member for Edmonton West, who is also an associate critic for procurement and public works.

Business of Supply May 16th, 2016

Madam Chair, it is a first-time program that is extremely important for our Canadian navy.

Another program that is important is the restoration and modernization of our Halifax-class frigates. We had a major program in place to modernize these frigates and it was going well. The Fredericton was one of the first frigates to be modernized. It was used in Operation Reassurance as part of the measures taken by the Canadian Forces in Ukraine.

Why is the government threatening the program to modernize the Halifax-class frigates by making a $71.1-million cut?

Business of Supply May 16th, 2016

Madam Chair, can the minister inform us how much money will be invested in these Arctic offshore patrol ships in the current fiscal year?