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Corrections and Conditional Release Act  Mr. Speaker, I hear the parliamentary secretary when she speaks to the importance of caring for those with mental health issues. That is something I have come to understand through decades of work with troubled youth. That kind of support requires resources, however, and the wit

February 21st, 2019House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Poverty  Mr. Speaker, the Liberals' poverty reduction bill does not go far enough and does not do enough. I am not the only one saying so. We are hearing this from a thousand organizations and individuals from across the country. They are calling on the government to show leadership and t

February 21st, 2019House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Young Farmers in Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot  Mr. Speaker, the next generation of farmers in Quebec, and in my riding in particular, is passionate about providing the people of Saint-Hyacinthe and Acton with fresh quality products that meet the highest health and wellness and environmental standards, and I am honoured to tel

February 21st, 2019House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Canada–Madagascar Tax Convention Implementation Act, 2018  Mr. Speaker, my colleague is talking about tax measures that need improvement. As my colleague from Sherbrooke said earlier, after years of trying to fix the tax code, it now has more than 1800 pages, which makes it the ideal playground for tinkering. We at the NDP want a comple

February 21st, 2019House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, this weekend, part of the arena roof of the Algonquin community of Timiskaming First Nation collapsed overnight. Then the structure caught fire. The community has worked very hard to build this arena and all their efforts have disappeared in smoke. They need our help

February 19th, 2019House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I would like to ask the opposition leader if he agrees that this motion calling for a full public inquiry seems all the more necessary given the fact that the Liberal majority on the parliamentary committee torpedoed the possibility of a thorough inquiry. That is w

February 19th, 2019House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Employment Insurance  Mr. Speaker, this evening, a Liberal motion to improve employment insurance sickness benefits will be moved in the House. It looks like the Liberals have finally seen the light and realized that 15 weeks to heal is not enough. I am very proud to have stood up with my NDP colleag

February 7th, 2019House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Divorce Act  Madam Speaker, I had the opportunity to serve on the committee during review of this bill. I was very impressed by the number of briefs we received. I was very impressed by the witnesses, members of the public, professionals, or association representatives, who took the time to c

February 6th, 2019House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Health  Mr. Speaker, poverty is rising among seniors, and all too often they have to choose between buying food or medication. No one should ever have to make that choice. One of my constituents, Mr. Desmarais, is on a certain type of medication. It is absolutely vital that he take it ev

February 6th, 2019House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Poverty  Mr. Speaker, 1.4 million children are living in poverty in Canada, and more than a third of them rely on food banks to eat. These statistics are alarming and unacceptable. I am fed up with the Liberals' talking points, as they keep saying they have lifted hundreds of thousands o

February 5th, 2019House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I meet regularly with the people of Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot, who share with me their concerns about the significant debt accumulated by the Liberal government over the past three years. Earlier today, we commended the Parliamentary Budget Officer, who recommended es

February 4th, 2019House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, after three years of deficits, the Liberals are now in infrastructure mode. It is about time they started taking care of our infrastructure. They should have invested right away. Our big cities and small towns can no longer wait. The Liberals chose to create an infra

February 4th, 2019House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Employment Insurance  Mr. Speaker, in 2016, the Prime Minister promised on a live newscast that he would enhance employment insurance sickness benefits. The Liberals have not brought up the subject since. Mélanie Pelletier is a constituent of mine who lost her life savings after being sick for 15 wee

January 31st, 2019House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Dairy Industry  Madam Speaker, in their defence, the Liberals are saying that they defended and preserved supply management. Should we be happy that it is all but dead? For crying out loud. They are proposing to compensate producers for their losses by providing compensation on a lottery or dra

January 30th, 2019House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP

Dairy Industry  Madam Speaker, 60% of Quebec's agricultural production operates under supply management. Supply management is absolutely crucial to 6,900 dairy, egg and poultry producers who could not work or make a living without it. My riding, Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot, is home to many of these fa

January 30th, 2019House debate

Brigitte SansoucyNDP