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View Mario Beaulieu Profile
BQ (QC)
Madam Speaker, it has been said that this is not a good time to bring this bill forward, especially with respect to eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for firearms offences, such as discharging a firearm with intent or robbery or extortion with a firearm. What does my colleague think about that?
View Mario Beaulieu Profile
BQ (QC)
Madam Speaker, banning demonstrations aimed at intimidating health care workers or hindering the smooth running of hospitals is a good thing.
However, does my colleague not think that there is a risk that this will backfire on workers who want to demonstrate, on the right of unions to demonstrate?
What could we do to clarify that aspect?
View Mario Beaulieu Profile
BQ (QC)
Mr. Speaker, congratulations on your re-election, as well as your appointment to the chair.
Bill C-3 does not really change much. The offences in question are already covered by the law. As stated earlier, intimidation is illegal everywhere, and this bill simply reiterates that. It seems that Bill C-3 is really more about creating the perception that the government is doing something on the health care file.
However, there is something far more important the government could do, namely, restoring health transfers and increasing them to 35% of total spending, as Quebec and all Canadian provinces are calling for. What are my colleague's thoughts on that?
View Mario Beaulieu Profile
BQ (QC)
Madam Speaker, I too congratulate you on your appointment.
My colleague spoke about the environment. How does she explain the fact that the Liberal government has spent more on fossil fuels than the previous Conservative government? I think that there is no such thing as clean oil and that we must reduce our dependence on oil.
Furthermore, there has been a lot of talk lately about the 80% refusal rate for French-speaking temporary students from Africa. This seems unacceptable, and I would like to know what my colleague thinks about that.
View Mario Beaulieu Profile
BQ (QC)
Madam Speaker, we know that there have been massive cuts to health transfers since the 1970s.
At that time, the federal government covered almost 50% of health spending, while today it covers only 22%. Quebec and the provinces are calling for an increase in health transfers to 35%.
I would like my colleague’s opinion on respect for the jurisdictions of Quebec and the provinces.
View Mario Beaulieu Profile
BQ (QC)
Madam Speaker, I would like to know what my colleague thinks of the fact that Bill C-2contains nothing for self-employed workers in the cultural sector, even though they are among the hardest hit by the pandemic.
Does he not think that there should be something in the bill for self-employed workers in the cultural sector?
View Mario Beaulieu Profile
BQ (QC)
Mr. Speaker, Aéroports de Montréal's decision to jack up user fees at Mirabel airport by 7,000% is a devastating blow to French-language flight schools. Essentially, ADM is kicking the schools out and showing francophone students the door.
Once again, a federally regulated corporation is showing little concern for the future of the French language. Will the new Minister of Official Languages reach out to ADM to ensure the ongoing availability of French-language pilot training?
View Mario Beaulieu Profile
BQ (QC)
Mr. Speaker, I congratulate you on your re-election to the Chair, and I thank all my constituents in La Pointe-de-l’Île for putting their trust in me.
My question is this: Given that we can now go to a gym, to a restaurant, to the movies, and even to a hockey game, is the role of Parliament not important enough for us to sit here?
Let us remember that there are not always 338 members in attendance. Most of the time, there are a lot fewer of us.
Also, they want to have a hybrid Parliament in place until June 23. Personally, I think that this is overkill. If a member catches COVID-19 and must be tested, remote voting is an acceptable compromise.
I fail to see why we cannot sit in Parliament, when we can attend a hockey game with thousands of others in the same space.
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