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Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, the Liberals keep saying that the purpose of the infrastructure bank is to do more. However, the bank has asked the government for nearly $6 million this year to cover operating expenses and there is only one infrastructure project on the books. Where is the taxpayer

September 20th, 2018House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, infrastructure investments were needed three years ago, not after the next election. Canadians have gotten used to simply avoiding the potholes and driving over bridges that are crumbling. Where do our tax dollars go? Canadians do not want it going to Liberal cronie

September 20th, 2018House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Employment Insurance  Mr. Speaker, it is unfair that employment insurance provides only 15 weeks of sickness benefits. Johanne, one of our constituents, had to go back to work while still in poor health, just three months after a tough battle with breast cancer. What can happen when someone is forced

September 19th, 2018House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Child Health Protection Act  Mr. Speaker, as the critic for families, children and social development, I am pleased to rise in the House today to support Bill S-228 and to speak about this issue that is so important for the health of our young people. According to Ms. Francine Forget-Marin, director of heal

September 17th, 2018House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Child Health Protection Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for introducing this important bill because we do need to fight childhood obesity. My NDP colleagues and I are pleased to support this bill. As my colleague pointed out, Quebec was the first to address advertising aimed at children. Quebec's law

September 17th, 2018House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I wish to present a petition regarding automatic registration for the guaranteed income supplement. Most of the petitioners are members of the Saint-Damase branch of the FADOQ. The federal government announced that it was launching a process to automatically registe

June 20th, 2018House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to the statement by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue during the adjournment proceedings of April 17, 2018, that “In 2015-16, the EI program received more than 365,000 sickness benefit claims, and paid out over $1.5 billion for this type

June 14th, 2018House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Latin American Heritage Month Act  Mr. Speaker, I am proud to rise in the House today to discuss Bill S-218, an act respecting Latin American heritage month. This is an opportunity for me to point out the work and presence of a vibrant community in my riding, whether in Saint-Hyacinthe or Acton Vale. As we know,

June 13th, 2018House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Infrastructure  Madam Speaker, it is the government's responsibility to ensure that our public infrastructure can adapt to the reality of tomorrow and the effects of climate change. The NDP believes the government must consider the possibility of implementing a protocol like the one proposed b

June 13th, 2018House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Infrastructure  Madam Speaker, in March, I rose in the House to call on the government to present us its plan for spending billions of dollars on infrastructure over the next 12 years, a plan that the municipalities are still waiting for. The Minister of Infrastructure and Communities told me t

June 13th, 2018House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, like my colleague, I will oppose this bill, but certainly not for the same reasons. In her speech, she mentioned her concerns that the minister's discretionary power would allow her to veto projects. I think that this discretionary power discredits the entire process

June 12th, 2018House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Impact Assessment Act  Mr. Speaker, before I became an MP, I worked for six years as the chair of an environmental advisory committee in my capacity as a city councillor, so I know that the people I represent are very concerned about the environment. I was listening to my colleague talk about navigabl

June 12th, 2018House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Housing  Mr. Speaker, over 100 organizations came to tell the committee that Canada needs a coordinated poverty reduction strategy. Even the minister wrote, in a document entitled “Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy--What We Heard About Poverty So Far”, that we need: ...a Canadian Pov

June 12th, 2018House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  With regard to federal spending in the constituency of Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot in the fiscal year 2017-2018: what grants, loans, contributions and contracts were awarded by the government, broken down by (i) department and agency, (ii) municipality, (iii) name of recipient, (iv) am

June 11th, 2018House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, Quebec milk producers are calling for an end to compromises on supply management. The milk industry has had enough of being a bargaining chip in trade agreements. Enough is enough. The NDP is clear: Canada must stop making concessions at the expense of Quebec produce

June 11th, 2018House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP