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Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, congratulations on being chosen for the prestigious and thankless position you now occupy. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Rivière-des-Mille-Îles for choosing me to represent them. I will keep this very brief. People toss the expressio

December 9th, 2019House debate

Luc DesiletsBloc

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I am completely against this disastrous approach. I would like to remind the House that Canada devotes merely 0.65% of its gross domestic product to the employment insurance fund. By comparison, the percentage is 3.6% in Belgium, 2.7% in Spain and 3.5% in Portugal.

February 18th, 2020House debate

Luc DesiletsBloc

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I am going to share my time with my colleague. In recent months, the Bloc Québécois has raised the issue of sickness benefits many, many times—

February 18th, 2020House debate

Luc DesiletsBloc

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, it is my colleague from Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques. The Bloc Québécois has raised today's issue many times. We have made it our priority for debate on this opposition motion day, and with good reason. The motion reads as follows: That the House c

February 18th, 2020House debate

Luc DesiletsBloc

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I believe I provided a number of specific facts. For example, I mentioned the GDP of 15 or so countries that invest four, five, six or seven times more than we do in employment insurance. That is one example. With respect to the 50 weeks my colleagues mentioned,

February 18th, 2020House debate

Luc DesiletsBloc

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I completely agree with my colleague's statement. The NDP and the Bloc are similar in many ways, especially on humanist issues.

February 18th, 2020House debate

Luc DesiletsBloc

Hooked on School Days  Mr. Speaker, this is the week we celebrate Hooked on School Days. This year's theme for Hooked on School Days is “Our Actions, A + in Their Success”. This theme is meant to encourage everyone, including us parliamentarians, to do more to contribute to educational success. I wan

February 19th, 2020House debate

Luc DesiletsBloc

Economy  Mr. Speaker, the consequences of the rail blockades will soon cost every family in Quebec quite dearly, and I mean financially. This weekend, there is a good chance that grocery store shelves will start to empty out, simply because we will not have enough stock. Hon. members acro

February 20th, 2020House debate

Luc DesiletsBloc

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I congratulate my colleague on his speech. You are an extraordinary orator. I am impressed, and I say that sincerely. It is not—

February 20th, 2020House debate

Luc DesiletsBloc

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, duly noted. There are three points that I would like to come back to. First, this crisis could have been avoided. It has gone on for far too long. Next, we all know that negotiations are taking place. We know that various departments are working on this crisis.

February 20th, 2020House debate

Luc DesiletsBloc

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act  Mr. Speaker, there is one part of my colleague's speech that I am very much interested in. He alluded to human trafficking a few times. Could he elaborate on that a bit?

February 21st, 2020House debate

Luc DesiletsBloc

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, I commend my colleague for her clear and precise speech. Bill C-6 seeks to enshrine aboriginal and treaty rights in law. I get the impression that everyone agrees with that. As a Bloc member, why did my colleague not focus on the Quebec nation in her speech?

February 24th, 2020House debate

Luc DesiletsBloc

Cat Café  Mr. Speaker, on February 13, during my visit to Quebec's wonderful national capital, I stopped in at an original and unique café that is home to 16 cats and one dog. It is called Café félin Ma langue aux chats. The purpose of this enterprise is to bring veterans out of isolation

February 27th, 2020House debate

Luc DesiletsBloc

Government Business No. 9  Madam Chair, I would like to congratulate my colleague on her speech, which was eloquent and clear, as usual. What I took from her speech is that the delays are monumental. Of all the developed countries in the world, are there any examples of such a shift happening, and how di

July 22nd, 2020House debate

Luc DesiletsBloc

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I want to congratulate our colleague for his decidedly energetic speech. Now that we have heard the throne speech, I would like to hear what he has to say about the following. Many speeches are focused on areas of provincial jurisdiction, for example, long-term care

September 24th, 2020House debate

Luc DesiletsBloc