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2017-05-01 13:38 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Dilatory motions, Motion to proceed to the Orders of the Day, Parliamentary privilege, Prima facie breach of privilege, Putting the question, Rights of the House as a Collectivity,

Atteinte au privilège de prime abord, Droits collectifs de la Chambre, Mise aux voix, Motions dilatoires, Privilège parlementaire

Mr. Speaker, as the member for Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères knows, I represent the riding of Laurentides—Labelle, which is north of Montreal. It is a large rural riding that was represented by the Bloc Québécois for a long time and then by the NDP for a few years.

Since becoming an MP, I have noticed, when travelling around the riding, that people often say that a federal MP can really get things done. For nearly 20 years, my constituents had MPs who worked very hard to convince them that the federal government was absolutely useless, that it could not help communities, and that it was not there for people. As a result, it makes me a little bit angry to hear the member talk about the need to stand up for voters' interests, when his party worked against those people's interests for decades.

Can my colleague tell us what the purpose of the Bloc Québécois is?

Monsieur le Président, comme le député de Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères le sait, je représente la circonscription de Laurentides—Labelle au nord de Montréal. C'est une grande circonscription rurale qui a été longtemps représentée par le Bloc québécois et ensuite par le NPD pendant quelques années.

En faisant le tour de la circonscription, j'ai constaté, depuis mon arrivée, que les gens disent souvent qu'un député fédéral peut vraiment faire quelque chose. En effet, pendant presque 20 ans, les citoyens ont eu des députés qui travaillaient fort pour démontrer que le gouvernement fédéral ne servait absolument à rien, qu'il ne pouvait pas aider les communautés et qu'il n'était pas là pour les citoyens. Or lorsque le député nous parle de la nécessité de défendre les intérêts des électeurs, quand son parti a travaillé pendant plusieurs décennies contre les intérêts de la population, cela me fâche un peu.

Mon collègue peut-il nous dire à quoi sert le Bloc québécois?

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