Réjean GENEST

GENEST, Réjean

Personal Data

Party
New Democratic Party
Constituency
Shefford (Quebec)
Birth Date
March 9, 1946
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Réjean_Genest
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=174d5f86-7dc3-4030-bb09-12bf630515e7&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
gardener, writer

Parliamentary Career

May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
NDP
  Shefford (Quebec)
May 2, 2011 -
NDP
  Shefford (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 13)


June 5, 2015

Mr. Réjean Genest (Shefford, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition on behalf of several hundred people from the Eastern Townships who are calling on the government to respect the rights of small family farmers to store, trade and use seeds.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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May 8, 2015

Mr. Réjean Genest (Shefford, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition about a cause that is very important to the NDP. The petitioners are calling on the government to stop making cuts to our postal services. When will we have a government that will stand up and give services to everyone?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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May 8, 2015

Mr. Réjean Genest (Shefford, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I am proud to inform the House that, in partnership with the City of Granby, the Université de Sherbrooke plans to create a centre of excellence, the Carrefour d'innovation en technologie écologique, or CITE, this fall in the new phase of Granby's industrial park. Needless to say, I am delighted that the Université de Sherbrooke is coming to Granby, because it will help us meet the needs of the region's manufacturing sector in terms of innovation and training, through its partnership with the public, private and academic sectors.

There is no doubt that the activities developed at the CITE by the university's researchers and its corporate partners will clearly define the economic identity of the region, and this niche identity will become a benchmark in the bio-upgrading and eco-design of products made from biomaterials. That is why I am confident that the financial spinoffs of this project will be shared locally, as well as across Quebec and Canada.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Environmental Technology Innovation Centre
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May 7, 2015

Mr. Réjean Genest (Shefford, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I join with my colleagues in calling on the government to stop taxing feminine hygiene products. This tax is a heavy burden for some households.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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May 6, 2015

Mr. Réjean Genest (Shefford, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition for a fair employment insurance system.

We call upon the Government of Canada to reverse the devastating changes it has made to EI and restore fair access to decent EI benefits for jobless workers.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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