Carole-Marie ALLARD

ALLARD, Carole-Marie, B.A., LL.L.

Personal Data

Laval East (Quebec)
Birth Date
September 6, 1949
author, journalist, lawyer

Parliamentary Career

November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
  Laval East (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (January 13, 2003 - December 11, 2003)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 35)

March 31, 2004

Ms. Carole-Marie Allard (Laval East, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have the honour to present to the House a petition asking the government for regulations banning children's programs that show violence as a normal means of conflict resolution and prohibiting the broadcasting of extremely violent films until after 10 p.m.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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March 29, 2004

Ms. Carole-Marie Allard (Laval East, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, today, I would like to reaffirm my support for the Italian-Canadian communities of Laval East and of other regions of Canada that are asking to have access to RAI International, the Italian digital television broadcasting network.

On Tuesday, along with other Liberal members, I met officials from RAI International to discuss the application submitted on September 15, 2003 to the CRTC.

RAI International is accessible in 215 countries in the world, but not here in Canada. The Italian-Canadian community is getting impatient. It has already presented a petition signed by over 106,000 people and over 330 letters to the CRTC, urging the commission to approve the application to add RAI International to the list of eligible services.

I strongly support this application for RAI International in Canada, because I believe that the Italian-Canadian community in Quebec and Canada should enjoy the same rights as other Italian communities around the world.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   RAI International
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February 19, 2004

Ms. Carole-Marie Allard (Laval East, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, for 25 years now, the aim of Music Arsenal has been to encourage the love of music in young people through concerts designed just for them.

Over the years, Music Arsenal has also played an important role as a cultural agency for young people by initiating them to the joy of cultural discovery.

On Tuesday, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announced $30,000 in financial support for this organization, so it can continue its work with young people.

I am extremely proud to mention this financial support, granted by the Department of Canadian Heritage through its Canadian Arts and Heritage Sustainability Program.

This example is a perfect illustration of our government's commitment to cultural development and access to culture and the arts by Canadians.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Cultural Development
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February 6, 2004

Ms. Carole-Marie Allard (Laval East, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I would like to draw my colleagues' attention to the fact that this is National Teachers Week.

All too often, Canada's teachers work in the shadows.

Yet we entrust them with one of the most fundamental tasks in our society: preparing our young people to take responsibility for their own futures, and consequently for the future of this country.

Theirs is no easy task. As well as imparting the knowledge students require to become fully participating members of society, teachers are there to share the joys and sorrows of each and every one of their charges.

As such, they are invaluable allies for all Canadian parents, and those parents are the first to recognize just what a wonderful contribution they make.

On behalf of us all, I salute and thank all of this country's teachers.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   National Teachers Week
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November 7, 2003

Ms. Carole-Marie Allard (Laval East, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, yesterday was a big day for the Liberal Party and this government's administration.

Finally the truth comes out. The Superior Court of Quebec made it clear to Bloc Quebecois MPs that they are exaggerating when they accuse the Liberal government of mismanaging the employment insurance fund.

I will quote from the ruling:

—in light of the evidence presented, the court is unable to conclude that the federal government used or appropriated the surplus accumulated pursuant to the legislation illegally. This surplus is still posted to the employment insurance account.

What a victory.

Will the members of the Bloc Quebecois finally understand that the people of Quebec are not stupid and that one day they will be unmasked? This only shows that truth always triumphs.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Employment Insurance
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