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Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, the Bloc Québécois supports the principle of Bill C-8, and we certainly support a nation-to-nation dialogue with the first nations. However, we believe the citizenship oath made to the Queen, to the monarchy, must be changed. It is repugnant to Quebeckers. It is a

November 23rd, 2020House debate

Maxime Blanchette-JoncasBloc

Broadcasting Act  Mr. Speaker, this is a serious matter, and yet the government is not moving from words to action. What is the federal government waiting for? We still have questions, and I think they are worth asking. We have been talking about medical assistance in dying since the beginning of

November 19th, 2020House debate

Maxime Blanchette-JoncasBloc

Judges Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his speech. Of course it is necessary to train judges to ensure they have increased knowledge and awareness when dealing with cases of sexual assault. That is something that the Bloc Québécois supports. However, there is another skill that

November 16th, 2020House debate

Maxime Blanchette-JoncasBloc

Judges Act  Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. The interpretation has been working only intermittently or not at all for a while now. It is impossible to understand.

November 16th, 2020House debate

Maxime Blanchette-JoncasBloc

Income Tax Act  Mr. Speaker, I listened carefully to the speech given by my colleague from Courtenay—Alberni. There are some things we agree on but others we do not. The Bloc Québécois supports Bill C-9. We think that the criteria for the Canada emergency wage subsidy should have been changed

November 6th, 2020House debate

Maxime Blanchette-JoncasBloc

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Cloverdale—Langley City for her speech. Indeed, the Bloc Québécois is in favour of that. In our view, these famous amendments should have come long before now, because they are essential for the economic well–being of the people in our comm

November 3rd, 2020House debate

Maxime Blanchette-JoncasBloc

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his speech. The Bloc Québécois supports this motion. In May, I was in the House and I questioned the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry on the problems associated with commercial rent. We already knew at that point that the pro

November 3rd, 2020House debate

Maxime Blanchette-JoncasBloc

Bills of Exchange Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague from Parkdale—High Park for his speech. I felt that there was some openness. Personally, I would like to know what the procedures are. My colleague talked about his experience at the Department of Canadian Heritage. He also mentioned the Truth

October 30th, 2020House debate

Maxime Blanchette-JoncasBloc

Office of the Auditor General  Madam Speaker, at yesterday's meeting of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, the Auditor General reiterated that she does not have the budget to scrutinize all the new pandemic spending. That is troubling. She reiterated that she will not be able to analyze the $343 billio

October 30th, 2020House debate

Maxime Blanchette-JoncasBloc

Office of the Auditor General  Madam Speaker, the Liberals awarded an untendered contract worth $900 million to their friends at WE Charity. They awarded another untendered contract worth $237 million to Frank Baylis, who was still a Liberal member of the House just last year. How many other similar contracts

October 30th, 2020House debate

Maxime Blanchette-JoncasBloc

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his speech. I wonder if we are wasting our time today. Yesterday, we were talking about conversion therapy, a file Quebec has been a leader on, but still has to wait for Ottawa. We are always trailing behind Ottawa because we are always wait

October 27th, 2020House debate

Maxime Blanchette-JoncasBloc

Quebec Marine Day  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise to mark this 20th Quebec Marine Day. This year's theme is “All in the Same Boat”. This is a special day back home in the Lower St. Lawrence since we are North America's maritime gateway and one of the longest waterways in the world. We are

October 27th, 2020House debate

Maxime Blanchette-JoncasBloc

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Mégantic—L'Érable for his speech. I also appreciate his openness about Bill C-6. I do have a few questions for him. On June 15, the leader of the Conservative Party, the hon. member for Durham, tweeted, “Let me be clear, conversion therapy

October 26th, 2020House debate

Maxime Blanchette-JoncasBloc

Criminal Code  Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for participating in the debate and for his speech, which is very much appreciated. I take it that he will vote in favour of the bill. I know that some of his colleagues may be opposed to the bill. However, I will not directly mention the C

October 19th, 2020House debate

Maxime Blanchette-JoncasBloc

Judges Act  Madam Speaker, I congratulate my colleague from Lethbridge for her speech. I am also pleased to hear that she thinks it is important for judges to have better training to deal with cases involving victims of sexual assault. I believe that justices of the Supreme Court must have

October 8th, 2020House debate

Maxime Blanchette-JoncasBloc