Pierre A. PAQUETTE

PAQUETTE, Pierre A., BSc, M.A.

Personal Data

Party
Bloc Québécois
Constituency
Joliette (Quebec)
Birth Date
June 1, 1955
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Paquette
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=304b1fe9-f9e9-4b02-9c64-d72289e0422c&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
economist, professor, unionist

Parliamentary Career

November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
BQ
  Joliette (Quebec)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
BQ
  Joliette (Quebec)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
BQ
  Joliette (Quebec)
  • Bloc Québécois House Leader (April 12, 2007 - May 1, 2011)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
BQ
  Joliette (Quebec)
  • Bloc Québécois House Leader (April 12, 2007 - May 1, 2011)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 298 of 299)


February 12, 2001

Mr. Pierre Paquette (Joliette, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister has indicated in the House that there has been opposition from other countries about their negotiating position relating to the free trade zone of the Americas being made public. They have a right to that, but the population of Canada and Quebec has the right to know what is being negotiated.

Does the government commit to making public the working texts of the nine sectorial negotiating groups in order to ensure that there is true public debate? Let us be clear. We do not want to know what the others' positions are, nor the Canadian position, just what is on the table, what is going to be negotiated.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   International Trade
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February 12, 2001

Mr. Pierre Paquette (Joliette, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, I do not think we understand each other properly here. I am not talking about a briefing session. We want to know the contents of the basic text on which they will be negotiating.

We remember how Canada nearly got us into signing an agreement like the multilateral agreement on investment, which everyone now considers a disaster.

Will the government make a commitment that no agreement will be ratified as part of the free trade zone of the Americas negotiations without a debate and vote in this House?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   International Trade
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February 7, 2001

Mr. Pierre Paquette (Joliette, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, the rigid position of the U.S. senate, which we have all read and heard about, is in stark contrast with the minister's optimism, and also with the Prime Minister's optimism following his meeting with President Bush.

How does the Prime Minister explain these warnings on the part of U.S. senators?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Softwood Lumber
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February 7, 2001

Mr. Pierre Paquette (Joliette, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, in endorsing the appointment of the new U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Robert Zoellick, U.S. senators have asked him to play hard ball with Canada, particularly in the softwood lumber issue.

Will the Minister for International Trade contact his American counterpart to find out if he shares the senators' view?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Softwood Lumber
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February 1, 2001

Mr. Pierre Paquette (Joliette, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, I would point out to the minister that in the case of New Brunswick, which does not come under the agreement, growth was much greater.

But, whatever the outcome of the negotiations now under way with the Americans, can the Minister for International Trade guarantee that Quebec lumber producers will never again have to suffer because of subsidies given to other producers, such as those in British Columbia, as has too long been the case?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Lumber Industry
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