Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, what a Monday. Only the member for Winnipeg North could tell us that the federation is healthy and he hangs out with separatists. I find that hilarious.

He voted to recognize t...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, I always enjoy hearing from my colleague from Mirabel.

I am very familiar with his part of the country, which, as we all know, is experiencing a housing crisis.

What I fi...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, I used to work as an educator. I taught for many years.

As I explained to the House, we still have work to do, and Bill C‑14 does not meet its objectives, because political w...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for his speech.

The commissioners need to work on boundary redistribution in Quebec. The bill is going to set the number of ridings at 77 or 78.

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague from Lévis—Lotbinière, who is also my office neighbour. He knows how much I like him.

The Liberals enjoy making us sit until two o'clock in the mo...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, of course I really liked the speech given by my colleague, who is always very passionate and very engaged.

He talked about the different areas that Quebec has to constantly fig...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, spending a weekend in Charlevoix does not make one an expert on Quebec.

Quebeckers know that we can do two things at once, and they support our efforts to defend Quebec's polit...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, I obviously really enjoyed my colleague's answer.

I am pleased to be discussing this issue. I will start by making a connection with Bill C-14. The connection may be a little h...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, I trust that the member is familiar with Bill C-14, the bill he is debating today. In anticipation that the Bloc will be supporting the legislation, my question for him is related to...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, my colleague tells me that the Prime Minister will work to preserve culture.

I hope that he will say so to the hon. member for Vaudreuil—Soulanges, the hon. member for Saint-...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for his speech. He did not say much about the substance of Bill C-14, but I have one question for him.

What advice should we be giving the co...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, my colleague asks a good question, but the essence of my speech is that we do not want to lose our political weight.

Who would want to lose political weight? Who would want to ...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, the reality is that the French language is in decline in Canada. We believe this bill is essential, not only out of respect for Quebec, but for French across Canada.

Does my co...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, to answer my hon. colleague, I will quote Pierre Bourgault, who said in his day that to fight for French in Quebec—but this is also true for Canada—is to fight for all the langua...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, I very much appreciate the speech by my colleague from Longueuil—Saint-Hubert, but I have a question for him.

He would like there to be more Bloc Québécois MPs, but the Blo...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, I will answer by asking another question.

In the 20 years I spent fighting for French in Quebec, there was one thing that I found very fascinating: There were never any federal...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, I will be sharing my time this afternoon with the member for Cypress Hills—Grasslands.

I am glad and honoured to offer comments on Bill C-14, an act to amend the Constitution...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, having sat on the Special Committee on Electoral Reform with his colleague, I can assure the member that in what we heard during testimony throughout that six months, we did hear a l...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, I could not agree more with how important it is to see more respectful discourse in this place.

To the member's point, when this bill was last debated on April 7, I read some o...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, the hon. member referenced the electoral reform committee and the study that was done. I know that the hon. member for Saanich—Gulf Islands was on that committee. The hon. member w...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, while the House leader for the official opposition is right that I was not in this place, I deeply share in his disappointment over that broken promise from back in 2017.

The o...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, the Bloc Québécois is not happy because Bill C-14 does not maintain Quebec's political weight. We would like Quebec to have a proportion of the seats, for example 25%. Instead, Que...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, I will answer in English so that I get my words exactly right.

I do recognize that Quebec is a nation within Canada. I recognize that the Bloc is concerned with this. I recogni...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, it is always an honour and a privilege to rise in the House of Commons. We are here today to continue the debate at second reading for Bill C-14, an act to amend the Constitution Act...

Canada/Federal 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022 Federal Hansard

Madam Speaker, in a minority situation, the government is always looking for opposition members to recognize the importance of passing legislation.

The people of Quebec are in a holding patte...