Josée BEAUDIN

BEAUDIN, Josée, B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Bloc Québécois
Constituency
Saint-Lambert (Quebec)
Birth Date
December 20, 1961
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josée_Beaudin
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=1dcdf646-f38b-4a7d-813e-06e66ab94405&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
administrator, communications officer, coordinator

Parliamentary Career

October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
BQ
  Saint-Lambert (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 30)


March 25, 2011

Mrs. Josée Beaudin (Saint-Lambert, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, Quebec's transport minister has called on the federal government to do something about the Champlain Bridge. The importance of this infrastructure to the greater Montreal area and the rapid decline in the state of the bridge require immediate action. Like municipal officials and representatives of the Montreal and south shore chambers of commerce, Quebec's transport minister is calling for a new bridge. Mr. Hamad wants a decision before the summer.

Does the Minister of Transport realize that his government's indifference to the needs of Quebec could trigger an election?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Champlain Bridge
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March 23, 2011

Mrs. Josée Beaudin (Saint-Lambert, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives managed to find the money needed to build a new bridge in Windsor, Ontario. They even advanced $550 million to help Michigan pay for its share. However, when the time comes to replace the busiest bridge in Canada, which is in Quebec, they cannot come up with the money. That is just wrong.

When will Quebec's needs get the same attention as the needs of Ontario and Michigan?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Champlain Bridge
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March 23, 2011

Mrs. Josée Beaudin (Saint-Lambert, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, in a letter published in La Presse, the Minister of Transport continues to deny the facts. Although engineers have said that some sections of the Champlain Bridge could collapse, the minister continues to claim that the bridge is safe and that construction of a new bridge can wait.

Does the Minister of Transport realize that it is his indifference to the needs of Quebec that could trigger an election?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Champlain Bridge
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March 22, 2011

Mrs. Josée Beaudin (Saint-Lambert, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, the business community in Montreal and on the south shore is devastated at the idea of the Champlain Bridge being out of service for safety reasons. Some $2 billion worth of goods cross that bridge every year and 165,000 vehicles cross it every day. If the bridge had to close, the situation would be catastrophic, according to representatives of the chambers of commerce.

Does the government intend to listen to the engineers, the business community and the commuters who are calling for a new bridge?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Champlain Bridge
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March 21, 2011

Mrs. Josée Beaudin (Saint-Lambert, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Transport is hard to follow. Last February, he said in all seriousness that the Champlain Bridge was completely safe and that he did not see any urgent need to repair it. Since that time, we have learned that, for several months now, his department has had reports from engineers confirming that the Champlain Bridge is unsafe.

How can the Minister of Transport claim that the bridge is safe when the reports from the Federal Bridge Corporation say that the bridge is at risk of collapsing? How can a bridge at risk of collapsing be safe?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Champlain Bridge
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