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Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. That is a matter that falls under Quebec's jurisdiction. The member can ask the Quebec minister of education about what is happening in Quebec. However, today, I am talking about Bill C-223, which the House should support be

November 19th, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, that is a good question, and I thank my colleague. Young people are indeed the future. In Quebec, young people are also the future of the French language. The current government must support this bill because it is very important for the French language. For days

November 19th, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, that is a good question. Indeed, we are here today to defend Bill C-223, which is about making knowledge of French a requirement for newcomers to Quebec. We need the support of all MPs to pass this bill. Otherwise, we will have to take other measures to finally ac

November 19th, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. Bill C-223 is for the province of Quebec. If we look back on our history and remember what happened, we are all immigrants from New England or France. Now, 400 years later, we are still debating the French language, even tho

November 19th, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Citizenship Act  moved that Bill C-223, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (adequate knowledge of French in Quebec), be read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration. Madam Speaker, I am pleased to rise to speak to the first bill that I have introduc

November 19th, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Senneterre  Mr. Speaker, this week, the Corporation des Fleurons du Québec released its 15th municipal horticultural rankings, a wonderful way to recognize communities' efforts to beautify their surroundings and enhance their residents' lives in a lasting way. I am very proud to announce th

November 18th, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Louis Riel  Mr. Speaker, yesterday was the 135th anniversary of the hanging of Louis Riel, who was executed at the insistence of the federal government for standing up for the Métis nation when Ottawa wanted to seize their land. The Bloc Québécois moved a motion in the House calling on the

November 17th, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Health  Mr. Speaker, there have been consultations among the parties and if you seek it, I believe you would find unanimous consent for the following motion: That the House of Commons join the Quebec National Assembly in commemorating the hanging of Louis Riel, which took place 135 years

November 16th, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for the question. Communities in my riding and elsewhere have been waiting for this legislation. I often have conversations with community leaders, and they truly anticipate major progress that will meet their needs. These women need us.

November 2nd, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. He knows full well that decisions must be made by the government. We can work as hard as we want with the communities and provide support, but it is the government in office that decides what to do with indigenous communities

November 2nd, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for her important question. My colleagues will know that the situation my colleague just mentioned occurred in Val-d'Or in my riding of Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou, during reconciliation, but nothing was done. I was there and I thought to

November 2nd, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Citizenship Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for sharing her time with me and giving me this opportunity to debate Bill C-8, an act to amend the Citizenship Act with regard to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's call to action number 94, which was introduced by the Ministe

November 2nd, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Bills of Exchange Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. Indeed, call to action number 80 states, “We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday”. They should not have to ask. As I have always said, there have been

October 23rd, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Bills of Exchange Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my dear colleague for her idea. Education is very important. Indigenous peoples have problems. They do not have enough money. There is the issue of the transfer of resources for education and the commemoration to be observed. It is important that the governm

October 23rd, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc

Bills of Exchange Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her kind words. It is important that this not be just another holiday, as my colleague and other members just said. It must be a way of supporting reconciliation with indigenous people. The reconciliation process is very important, as are th

October 23rd, 2020House debate

Sylvie BérubéBloc