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COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  I did read the article, Mr. Chair.

August 12th, 2020House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Mr. Chair, in another one of his rash moves, President Trump has decided to impose tariffs on aluminum, putting 30,000 good jobs in Quebec in jeopardy. The government will impose retaliatory tariffs, but that is not a long-term solution. Will the Liberals listen to the United St

August 12th, 2020House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Matters  Mr. Chair, that is interesting, but the aluminum produced in Quebec is the greenest and cleanest. It should have an advantage when it is imported. Regarding another sector, yesterday, in a devastating surprise announcement, the Minister of Canadian Heritage told thousands of art

August 12th, 2020House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, we obtained the CERB extension. That allowed millions of people to spend the summer with an income, but in a few weeks that program will end. In the arts and culture sector, this could be catastrophic. If the technicians, artists and artisans end up being forced to c

July 21st, 2020House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

Arts and Culture  Mr. Speaker, in June, millions of workers were on edge with the projected end of the CERB. Thanks to pressure from the NDP, that direct assistance was extended for the summer, but the month of August is fast approaching and many sectors of our economy are not ready to reopen. Th

July 21st, 2020House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

Further COVID-19 Measures Act  Madam Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for his passionate speech. I would like to hear what he has to say about the Liberal government's priorities and how fast it can make decisions and get things done depending on who it is helping. When it comes to awarding a sole-sourc

July 21st, 2020House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

Further COVID-19 Measures Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his very detailed and precise speech. I would like to ask a question about direct assistance for people with disabilities. The number or percentage of people with disabilities who are eligible for this additional $600 has increased compared

July 21st, 2020House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

Further COVID-19 Measures Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for his speech. I would also like to take this opportunity to ask him a question. Why does he think the Liberal government awarded a nearly $1-billion sole-source contract to administer a government student assistance program to a

July 20th, 2020House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

Further COVID-19 Measures Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank the minister for her speech. I sometimes have a hard time understanding the Liberal government's ability to respond. When it is time to breathe some life into the big banks so they can issue more loans, that gets done instantaneously. When they say they are

July 20th, 2020House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, this is unprecedented in Canadian history. For a third time, the Prime Minister is under investigation by the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner. Yes, this is the third time. It has to be done. He bypassed the public service and granted an untendered con

July 20th, 2020House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

An Act Respecting Further COVID-19 Measures  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his speech. I would like to make two comments. I find it somewhat ironic that the Bloc Québécois is saying that the CERB encourages people not to return to work. People are getting the equivalent of about $13 or $14 an hour by staying home

July 20th, 2020House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

Business of Supply  There is sand in the gears, Madam Chair. Even though the minister's words are meant to be reassuring, I do not think that they will reassure these groups. Will changes be made? If so, when exactly will that happen?

June 17th, 2020House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

Business of Supply  Madam Chair, last week the government introduced Bill C-17, which included assistance for people with disabilities. Unfortunately, this assistance required that recipients be entitled to the disability tax credit. However, one must pay taxes to be entitled to the tax credit. Thi

June 17th, 2020House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

Business of Supply  That is perfect, Madam Chair. There is a tremendous need for social housing in Quebec. The federal government has come to an agreement with all provinces except Quebec. There is a terrific program called AccèsLogis Québec. When will the $1.4 billion owed Quebec be invested so w

June 17th, 2020House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP

Business of Supply  Madam Chair, I will be sharing my time with my hon. colleague from London—Fanshawe. I will make a brief introduction and then I will ask some questions. As New Democrats, as a progressive party, we have worked constructively on finding solutions to help people from the start of

June 17th, 2020House debate

Alexandre BoulericeNDP