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Lassonde Industries  Mr. Speaker, I have good news. I would like to recognize the 100th anniversary of an extraordinary contributor, Lassonde Industries, in Rougemont, in my riding of Shefford. The company, which was founded in 1918 by Aristide Lassonde, is proud to begin its 100th anniversary celeb

September 26th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

Economic Development of Shefford  Mr. Speaker, our government believes innovation is key to development in Canada, which is why I am pleased to acknowledge the 10th anniversary of BRP's revolutionary three-wheel motorcycle, the Can-Am Spyder. There are now more than 100,000 enthusiasts around the world. More tha

June 13th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

Granby Volunteer Centre  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to congratulate the Centre d'action bénévole de Granby on its 50th anniversary. Volunteerism is vital to our community because it supports the well-being and vitality of our people. For 50 years now, Granby volunteers have patiently and generously

May 16th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, our government recognizes that a modern, efficient infrastructure network is important to our economy and to all Canadians. Canada has never seen the likes of our government's infrastructure investments in the 2016 and 2017 budgets. The port of Trois-Rivières is ess

May 11th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

High School Students and Politics  Mr. Speaker, today I have the privilege of welcoming to Ottawa a group of 50 students from my riding of Shefford. These young people are students from École secondaire du Verbe divin, the same high school I attended and where I forged very fond memories. Although we often hear h

April 11th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. The agrifood and agriculture sector is an extremely important one for our government and we are proud to support it. As I said just now, $10 billion will be invested over the next ten years in exports and investments in i

April 4th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, this question sounds like the one that was asked a few minutes ago. Obviously, we can always do better. What is worth noting in the budget that has been presented is that there are substantial improvements in terms of ease of access and flexibility of employment

April 4th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, my hon. colleague is asking very specific questions, and I appreciate that. Obviously, there are many items in this budget that favour investments for middle-class people. In terms of security, people are very proud of the budget. Today and over the course of re

April 4th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

The Budget  Madam Speaker, I am delighted to rise in the House to speak to the 2017 budget. The title of the budget, “Building a Strong Middle Class”, is actually a very good indication of our government’s intentions. I think it is crucial that people in my riding of Shefford, and all Cana

April 4th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

Jean Lapierre  Mr. Speaker, on March 29, we will be commemorating the one year anniversary of the tragic death of the late hon. Jean Lapierre. I would like to pay solemn tribute to this hon. member and minister who sat in this place for many years. We all knew him as the distinguished member w

March 24th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

Infrastructure  Mr. Speaker, in early 2017, the government announced drinking water and wastewater treatment projects under the bilateral agreement with Quebec. Two weeks ago, five projects with $6.4 million in funding were announced for the Eastern Townships, 16 projects worth $82.9 million wer

February 6th, 2017House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

J. Armand Bombardier Museum of Ingenuity  Mr. Speaker, everyone here knows Bombardier as a leader of industry in Canada, and it should come as no surprise that that business was created in Valcourt, Quebec, in my riding. It was none other than renowned inventor Joseph-Armand Bombardier who designed the first vehicle to

November 28th, 2016House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

Dairy Industry  Mr. Speaker, CETA is great news for Canadian agriculture. The agreement will give our farmers access to the world's largest market. Our government understands the need to open up new export opportunities while protecting domestic interests. As we prepare for the Canada-European

November 14th, 2016House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

Shefford on the Hill  Mr. Speaker, today I am pleased to tell the House about the spirit and energy of the people of my riding of Shefford. I am very pleased to see how many mayors, CEOs, and business leaders were interested in taking part today in an event that I am dubbing “Shefford on the Hill”. W

October 18th, 2016House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal

Paris Agreement  Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate my hon. colleague from Guelph for his passionate speech and for the various measures being implemented in his riding to protect the environment. Our government is convinced that climate change is a challenge, but that it also presents o

October 4th, 2016House debate

Pierre BretonLiberal