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Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for his speech. There is a similar situation in my riding. An indigenous community in Listuguj organized the fall fishery. Negotiations were going very well with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. A few months ago, it was said that thi

October 1st, 2020House debate

Kristina MichaudBloc

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I would like my hon. colleague to talk a bit more about arts and culture. I come from a region of Quebec where it is a bit more difficult to ensure that culture thrives, not just during the pandemic but in ordinary times as well. It is difficult for cultural worke

October 1st, 2020House debate

Kristina MichaudBloc

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Mr. Speaker, I would like to hear what my colleague has to say about the reference to infrastructure in the throne speech. We heard that the federal government wanted to invest in all types of infrastructure over the next two years. This morning, we heard the Prime Minister anno

October 1st, 2020House debate

Kristina MichaudBloc

COVID-19 Response Measures Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. I wish he had asked it in French, but I do appreciate his effort earlier. I will answer the same way several of my colleagues have already answered today. We could have spent all summer debating bills and other things that are

September 30th, 2020House debate

Kristina MichaudBloc

COVID-19 Response Measures Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for her question. I am glad that she raised this subject. I will come back to what I was saying earlier. Prorogation had several negative repercussions. I had the opportunity to sit on the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Securit

September 30th, 2020House debate

Kristina MichaudBloc

COVID-19 Response Measures Act  Mr. Speaker, I agree that the federal government cannot do it all and cannot fix every problem, but it can certainly do a lot. For instance, it could do more to support police services across Canada, such as providing more resources for officer training, to educate officers abou

September 30th, 2020House debate

Kristina MichaudBloc

COVID-19 Response Measures Act  Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with my colleague from Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot. I am extremely pleased to be here tonight to debate Bill C-4 on behalf of the people of Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia. Before I begin, I would like to address a somewhat sensitive subject.

September 30th, 2020House debate

Kristina MichaudBloc

COVID-19 Response Measures Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for his impassioned speech. He is very knowledgeable about international relations, and I agree with him that the government should have shut down the borders when all of this started. The Bloc Québécois had called for the borders to be closed

September 29th, 2020House debate

Kristina MichaudBloc

Proceedings on the bill entitled An Act relating to certain measures in response to COVID-19  Mr. Speaker, I enjoy listening to my colleague from Fredericton, whose speeches are always so touching and so true. I too am getting a bit tired of hearing the Liberal members stick up for their government's positions over and over, even though their constituents have the same co

September 29th, 2020House debate

Kristina MichaudBloc

Government Business No. 1  Madam Speaker, I would remind hon. members that on behalf of the Bloc Québécois, my colleague from Salaberry—Suroît introduced in this Parliament Bill C-242, an act to amend the Employment Insurance Act. As my colleague from Thérèse-De Blainville was saying earlier, we should hav

September 28th, 2020House debate

Kristina MichaudBloc

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, we heard a lot of promises in yesterday's throne speech. However, Quebec, the Gaspé and the lower St. Lawrence region have been hit even harder by the second wave of the crisis than the first. Health care professionals are near the end of their rope and we need fin

September 24th, 2020House debate

Kristina MichaudBloc

Further COVID-19 Measures Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for her speech, which was very touching. It was a nice call for collaboration. I, too, believe that we could modernize our way of doing things. We did it once with this hybrid Parliament and we could move toward virtual voting. I think that co

July 21st, 2020House debate

Kristina MichaudBloc

Further COVID-19 Measures Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for her speech. Bill C-17 included the CERB, but the government decided not to include it in Bill C-20. The wage subsidy has been extended, which is good for new businesses. However, many businesses in my riding are having difficulty getting b

July 21st, 2020House debate

Kristina MichaudBloc

Further COVID-19 Measures Act  Madam Speaker, my colleague spoke about ethics. There was the private island, SNC-Lavalin and now WE Charity. This is the third strike, as my colleague from La Prairie mentioned yesterday. He also said the the Prime Minister should perhaps get a direct line to the Office of the E

July 21st, 2020House debate

Kristina MichaudBloc

Further COVID-19 Measures Act  Mr. Speaker, earlier today, I raised the issue of how complex this bill is. Many questions are left unanswered. For instance, Bill C-20 expands access to include seasonal businesses, businesses that were not eligible for assistance before. There are several questions in my mind.

July 21st, 2020House debate

Kristina MichaudBloc