Yves ROCHELEAU

ROCHELEAU, Yves, B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Bloc Québécois
Constituency
Trois-Rivières (Quebec)
Birth Date
October 31, 1944
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yves_Rocheleau
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=13d0fa77-aa2e-429b-880f-dd4b9a1ad650&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
industrial development consultant, manpower consultant, public servant

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
BQ
  Trois-Rivières (Quebec)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
BQ
  Trois-Rivières (Quebec)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
BQ
  Trois-Rivières (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 112)


October 30, 2003

Mr. Yves Rocheleau (Trois-Rivières, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, for the minister's information, I am not a Canadian. A number of the Liberal members sitting here have previously been members of the Quebec National Assembly—

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Quebec
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October 30, 2003

Mr. Yves Rocheleau

Mr. Speaker, I can tell you that I take great pride in being a Quebecker.

A number of the Liberal members here have previously been members of the Quebec National Assembly.

I would like to ask the President of the Treasury Board, who was once one herself, why she voted against recognizing Quebec as a nation? If it is called a National Assembly, that must mean there is a nation. How then can she justify her vote?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Quebec
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October 30, 2003

Mr. Yves Rocheleau (Trois-Rivières, BQ)

Yesterday in the House, Mr. Speaker, all Quebec Liberal members and ministers voted against recognizing that the Quebec people is a nation. This is truly shameful.

Can the government tell us why it recognizes National Acadian Day, acknowledges that the Nisg'a are a nation, and yet refuses to recognize that Quebeckers too form a nation?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Quebec
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October 29, 2003

Mr. Yves Rocheleau (Trois-Rivières, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, contrary to what the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs said, the BQ's definition of the nation of Quebec is an inclusive one. Witness the fact that, in this rare instance, Jean Charest and the sovereignists agree that the nation of Quebec is both inclusive and open.

Could the government not show the same openness toward Quebeckers by recognizing their nation?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Quebec
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October 29, 2003

Mr. Yves Rocheleau (Trois-Rivières, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, instead of the bogus motion on the distinct society, which turned out to be an empty shell, should the federal government not recognize the nation of Quebec by entrenching this recognition in a legally binding framework which would provide Quebec with a real option to opt out with full compensation?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Quebec
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