François Lapointe

New Democratic Party for Montmagny--L'Islet--Kamouraska--Rivière-du-Loup

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  • Spoke about Tourism Industry

    Mr. Speaker, Tourism Week in Canada is coming to a close. The Tourism Industry Association used this opportunity to make elected officials aware of public policies that are preventing Canada from capitalizing on the economic opportunities in the tourism sector. ... more

    June 14, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Tackling Contraband Tobacco Act

    Mr. Speaker, indeed, there has been some poor judgment in the choice of a number of senators. Everyone knows that now. ... more

    June 14, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Tackling Contraband Tobacco Act

    Mr. Speaker, as I noted earlier, there is a big coalition whose members are mainly associations of retail business representatives. The coalition does a great deal of work and speaks out against contraband. ... more

    June 14, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Tackling Contraband Tobacco Act

    Mr. Speaker, it is highly likely that young people who get into trafficking in contraband cigarettes are later led to engage in worse activities by organized crime. I do not have much information on this and I am not a criminologist, but I think that is part of the risk. ... more

    June 14, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Tackling Contraband Tobacco Act

    Mr. Speaker, sometimes the debate shifted away from the main subject of the bill. ... more

    June 14, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about The Environment

    Mr. Speaker, although the Réseau d'observation de mammifères marins has an agreement with Environment Canada, it is still waiting for a simple signature from the Minister of the Environment to keep its operations going this summer. ... more

    June 12, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Expansion and Conservation of Canada’s National Parks Act

    Mr. Speaker, one of Canada's eight national wildlife areas, the Baie de l'Isle-Verte National Wildlife Area, is in my riding in Quebec. It is one of the largest protected marshlands in the whole country. ... more

    June 10, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act > Sitting Resumed

    Mr. Speaker, it is rather disarming to see my colleague take the time to explain at length how unacceptable it is to be accused of not supporting women's rights because we disagree with the approach to this bill and the lack of resources to go with it. It is a bit like the regiments needing tanks and the government buying them minivans instead. We would vote against that because we would be buying minivans for soldiers who need tanks. The Conservatives would tell us that we are against the army. This tactic has gone so far and it is so low that I am sure that historians will look back on this in 10 or 15 years and remark how harmful this was to democratic debate. ... more

    June 4, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

    Mr. Speaker, in 2010 the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation launched its strategic plan, “2015: Everyone, Every way”. It was announced that the corporation would be making a strong comeback in remote areas. In fact, the CBC just eliminated a third of technician positions in Matane, Rimouski and Sept-Îles. Employees fear that these stations will become empty shells at the mercy of the corporate head office. There is good reason to fear a decline in the production of local and regional content. ... more

    May 31, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (prize fights)

    Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House to speak to a rather pleasant subject. It is not as hard or unsettling as many of the other things we talk about. We can actually enjoy talking about it. It does a lot of good. ... more

    May 30, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Industry

    Mr. Kiru, I will use some of your comments to formulate a question for Mr. Connell. ... more

    May 28, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Industry

    So you think it would be very important to conduct a study of high streets and provide small businesses with training on new technologies. We hope that will also encourage your people to increase the amount of business they do online in order to stay afloat. That will also necessarily increase the number of credit card transactions. ... more

    May 28, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Industry

    Thank you. ... more

    May 28, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Tourism Industry

    Mr. Speaker, international tourism increased again by 4% in 2012. ... more

    May 27, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Municipality of Mont-Carmel

    Mr. Speaker, Mont-Carmel is a model of innovation and determination. ... more

    May 23, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Committees of the House > Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons With Disabilities

    Mr. Speaker, I will try to be very concise. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Committees of the House > Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons With Disabilities

    Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke about Committees of the House > Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons With Disabilities

    Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to rise in the House today to speak about a report that was tabled by a committee of which I am a member. In the next few minutes, I will be sharing my time with the hon. member for Edmonton—Strathcona. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Human Resources

    In exactly the sense expressed by the chair, would you agree that it's an effort that we should collectively do?

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Human Resources

    Yes.

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Human Resources

    There is something else that concerns me. If this continues to be very poorly administered, there could some day be a backlash, a crisis of confidence among Canadians with regard to these programs. At that point, people who really need those programs and want to do things properly will be affected by that crisis of confidence. That is what we are going to see if things are not done with greater care than what we have seen with the banks, the pilots, etc. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Human Resources

    Perfect. So, there could be improvements in that regard. Thank you. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Human Resources

    Merci. ... more

    May 21, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Human Resources

    Thank you, but I think Canadians will need more clarification.

    May 9, 2013,   Parliament
  • Spoke at a meeting of Human Resources

    Yes, I would like to, Mr. Chair. Thank you. ... more

    May 9, 2013,   Parliament
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