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Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to take my first opportunity to speak to also thank the voters of my riding, who have given me the distinct honour of representing them here. As everyone knows, Drummond is the most beautiful and most vibrant of the 338 ridings we each proudly represent

December 9th, 2019House debate

Martin ChampouxBloc

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I hear some members expressing doubts, but I invite all my colleagues to come and see for themselves. Everyone is welcome. However, I would advise them not to stay too long, for they may never want to leave. It is with both humility and pride that I am pleased to br

December 9th, 2019House debate

Martin ChampouxBloc

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I must begin by commending my colleague across the way and congratulating him on his speech, the tone of which was quite unifying. That is precisely the tone we hope to maintain during future discussions in the House. He can count on our collaboration. I want to c

December 12th, 2019House debate

Martin ChampouxBloc

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time with my colleague, the member for Beauport—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île d'Orléans—Charlevoix. Before getting to the subject at hand, I will take advantage of the fact that I have a little more time than I had the last time I spoke to also highligh

December 12th, 2019House debate

Martin ChampouxBloc

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I thank the government member for his comment. We certainly value collaboration and ideas from all over, and some good ideas have been copied very successfully, but some files are much more complicated. I will say that I know a lot of people who are taking advanta

December 12th, 2019House debate

Martin ChampouxBloc

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I appreciate my opposition colleague's very worthy comment. Indeed, Canada has alway had an excellent reputation internationally. While I appreciate the merits of the comment as well as the question itself and my colleague's good will, I do not think that question

December 12th, 2019House debate

Martin ChampouxBloc

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question, which I did not talk much about in my response to the throne speech. In my opinion, the solution is perfectly clear. It is simply to heed the calls from us and from all the provinces to increase health transfers to the provin

December 12th, 2019House debate

Martin ChampouxBloc

Resumption of debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, since this is my first time rising in the House, I would like to take this opportunity to greet my colleagues and wish them all a good session. I really enjoyed the speech given by my colleague from Saanich—Gulf Islands. A little earlier, in their speeches, the g

January 27th, 2020House debate

Martin ChampouxBloc

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, I have been hearing plenty of glowing praise for the Canada—United States—Mexico agreement from my colleagues opposite. They say the agreement is a big win for Canada on many fronts. I just want to say “you're welcome” on behalf of Quebec's aluminum workers and sup

February 3rd, 2020House debate

Martin ChampouxBloc

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague opposite for his speech. Hearing him talk about culture was music to my ears. Speaking of ears, I am a little worried that he still does not understand why the Bloc Québécois opposes the agreement, because we have explained our position at gre

February 3rd, 2020House debate

Martin ChampouxBloc

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for his comments. It is possible that the investigation, which we hope will be conducted by an independent body, will reveal that no blame is to be assigned to the authorities and the system. If that is the case, does my colleague from Coqu

February 4th, 2020House debate

Martin ChampouxBloc

Antoine Desilets  Mr. Speaker, Antoine Desilets, the father of photojournalism in Quebec, passed away on December 19, 2019. The recipient of over 80 awards during his glorious career, he first made a name for himself in the United States by winning the photographer of the year award from the Nati

February 5th, 2020House debate

Martin ChampouxBloc

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, I listened with interest to my colleague's speech. I hear my colleagues in the House criticizing the agreement. One of our concerns has to do with aluminum and the sacrifices being asked of workers in that sector. The same goes for agriculture and softwood lumber.

February 6th, 2020House debate

Martin ChampouxBloc

Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement Implementation Act  Madam Speaker, I heard my colleague's speech, as well as his legitimate concerns about the farmers and dairy producers in his riding. Earlier, I asked his colleague why the Conservatives decided to vote in favour of the agreement even though they find it flawed. She replied that

February 6th, 2020House debate

Martin ChampouxBloc

Mathieu Girouard  Mr. Speaker, the riding of Drummond is in mourning. Last Friday, a traffic accident claimed the life of a man who was dearly loved by his family, friends and entire community. Lieutenant Mathieu Girouard, 44, was a fireman in Drummondville for 18 years. Mathieu was also a super

February 18th, 2020House debate

Martin ChampouxBloc