Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his speech. This is the first time I am rising to speak in the House. I want to thank my family, as well as the people of Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou who elected me. I am proud to represent them. I attended a networking event for ind
December 12th, 2019House debate
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, since I have not yet had the chance to do so, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou for the trust they placed in me and the honour they bestowed upon me by electing me to represent them. I would like to assure t
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, we are aware of everything that our colleague mentioned. The clock is ticking, but unfortunately, nothing is happening. When I talk about working together, I am referring to working with indigenous groups, but we could also talk about the parties working together. Th
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her remarks, which I support. We are proud of the work that we are doing for Quebec, the municipalities and all the issues that concern us.
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her question. Yes, arts and culture are very important. They are two similar but distinct things, and we must work toward this. I support what my colleague said.
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. As far as indigenous affairs are concerned, the key issues are social housing, homelessness and infrastructure in northern Quebec. The melting snow is also important for them because it changes their culture. When it comes to t
Daniel Gagné Mr. Speaker, I rise to pay tribute to Daniel Gagné, who left us in the early morning hours of February 4. Daniel Gagné was an adviser, mentor and supporter on my election campaign. He was a man of conviction and honour. He led an extraordinary life, having tirelessly dedicated
February 6th, 2020House debate
Public Safety Mr. Speaker, first nations expect to have nation-to-nation relationships with the government, but there must be leadership to manage this type of relationship. Stakeholders must be present. When the crisis broke, the Prime Minister was in Africa. You would think that he took the
February 18th, 2020House debate
Relations with Indigenous Peoples Madam Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations. Right now, negotiations are not progressing because the hereditary chiefs will not meet with the federal government as long as the RCMP is on site. When will the Liberal government respond, and ho
February 18th, 2020House debate
Public Safety Mr. Speaker, the rail blockade crisis is getting worse by the second. I was stunned to hear the minister say yesterday that she planned to meet with the Wet'suwet'en protesters by the end of the month. We do not have weeks, or even days, to spare. We have hours. We need action
February 19th, 2020House debate
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with my colleague fromAbitibi—Témiscamingue. I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak today to the Conservative Party motion. It is unfortunate that the Conservatives are taking an approach that would only escalate tensions and does no
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I thank my esteemed colleague for his question. I agree, enough is enough. This has to stop. The current Liberal government needs to make decisions and manage the crisis. We are here to work together.
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, as I said, the Bloc Québécois wants a peaceful resolution to the crisis and negotiation with the other parties. Violence will not resolve the situation. This is like a critical wound, and we need to stop the bleeding.
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I agree with my colleague. The important thing is to respect indigenous rights. I think they are in the best position to show us the way and resolve this crisis. We need to initiate talks and negotiations.
Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I have to say that, when we are talking about communities, about first nations, Inuit or indigenous peoples, it is up to them to come talk to us. That includes all indigenous peoples, even those who support this project. It is important to negotiate with all the indi