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Kidney Association  Mr. Speaker, with us today in the gallery are members of the Association générale des insuffisants rénaux or AGIR, which is located in my riding of Bourassa. Founded in 1979, AGIR is a non-profit organization that brings together people with kidney disease, people on dialysis, a

May 29th, 2017House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

Canadian Heritage  Mr. Speaker, as a proud Canadian and proud Montrealer, this year is especially important to me. While we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada, today we are also celebrating the 375th anniversary of Montreal. Visitors from Canada and around the world will be coming here to ce

May 17th, 2017House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

Muslim Association in Montreal North  Mr. Speaker, [member spoke in Arabic]. [Translation] I am pleased to welcome to Parliament today members of the Association musulmane de Montréal-Nord, which is located in my riding of Bourassa. [Member spoke in Arabic] [Translation] The association was founded in 1988 by m

May 8th, 2017House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for his question. I believe it is a question that he had the opportunity to ask the minister, who literally did not have the time to list all the amounts invested in each county or province. What is important for Canadians is

April 4th, 2017House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague who talked about a passionate speech in his intervention. Before addressing the revenue component that my colleague spoke of, let me say that as a fellow Quebecker, he clearly sees these investments in his riding. When it comes to summer jobs

April 4th, 2017House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for the question. What I can tell him is that the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada has been talking about the middle class for a long time. There are certainly some factors that come into play with regard to revenues. However, one th

April 4th, 2017House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, Canadians have long understood that we are stronger when the middle class and those working so hard to join it can participate in the economy as much as possible and contribute to economic growth that benefits us all. For example, budget 2017 includes measures to

April 4th, 2017House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

Points of Order  Mr. Speaker, during my member's statement earlier, I talked about the five candidates who were elected in yesterday's by-elections. Unfortunately, I said there were only three women, when there are actually four. I wish to apologize and, with the permission of the House, correct

April 4th, 2017House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

By-elections  Mr. Speaker, soon five new members will join us here on Parliament Hill and take their seats in this place. I will take this moment to speak to all the candidates and the campaigns that have been working so hard on behalf of their constituents, to congratulate them for their hard

April 4th, 2017House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, yesterday in the House, the Minister of Finance presented the government’s plan. It is an ambitious, visionary plan that makes middle-class families the priority, both in Bourassa and elsewhere in Canada. Can the Minister of Finance tell us why he only chose certain

March 23rd, 2017House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

René Préval  Mr. Speaker, it is with sadness that I learned of the death of the former president of Haiti, René Préval, who passed away on March 3. Mr. Préval was first elected as president in 1996. He left office in 2001, becoming Haiti’s first elected president to serve a full term, before

March 6th, 2017House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

Black History Month  Mr. Speaker, on February 6, we launched Black History Month at the Canadian Museum of History. I thank the Prime Minister for attending and for his warmly received speech. I also want to thank the Minister of Canadian Heritage, all my colleagues in the House from all parties, s

February 10th, 2017House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

International Development  Mr. Speaker, the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie went on a second official visit to Haiti to view the impact of Hurricane Matthew and Canadian aid and to attend the inauguration of the 58th president of the Republic of Haiti, His Excellency Jovenel Moïse

February 9th, 2017House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

Income Tax Act  Madam Speaker, I am pleased to speak to Bill C-274, which has to do with the transfer of family businesses, a subject I have been interested in for quite some time. The first document I consulted was the December 2010 report by Suzanne Landry for Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, a

February 6th, 2017House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal

Centre for Maintaining Emotional Balance  Mr. Speaker, today is the 30th anniversary of the foundation commonly referred to as CAMÉÉ, the Centre d'activités pour le maintien de l'équilibre émotionnel, or the centre for maintaining emotional balance. Created in 1986 by and for people with mental health problems, this sup

November 24th, 2016House debate

Emmanuel DubourgLiberal