Bernard PATRY

PATRY, Dr. Bernard, B.A., M.D.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Pierrefonds--Dollard (Quebec)
Birth Date
January 30, 1943
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Patry
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=33f01de6-a8a5-46e8-9841-ddd44ed8ee73&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
physician

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
LIB
  Pierrefonds--Dollard (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (February 23, 1996 - July 15, 1998)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Pierrefonds--Dollard (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (February 23, 1996 - July 15, 1998)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Pierrefonds--Dollard (Quebec)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Pierrefonds--Dollard (Quebec)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  Pierrefonds--Dollard (Quebec)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
LIB
  Pierrefonds--Dollard (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 118)


March 11, 2011

Mr. Bernard Patry (Pierrefonds—Dollard, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives are in such a hurry to buy fighter jets that they only did half the calculations to determine the cost.

I would love to see them show as much urgency when it comes to helping our veterans who, because of their participation in the Afghan mission, will forever be scarred, both physically and mentally.

How many of them could count on better support upon their return if the Conservatives made the effort to save billions of dollars on the purchase of the F-35s by using a tendering process?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Veterans
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March 11, 2011

Mr. Bernard Patry (Pierrefonds—Dollard, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, according to the parliamentary budget officer, these 65 fighter jets would cost at least $30 billion. Even our Bloc colleagues have joined the Liberals in opposing this hasty and unreasonable purchase. Furthermore, the Conservatives have rushed through this contract so quickly that they obtained only crumbs for Quebec's aerospace industry.

Now that the majority of this House is opposed to the purchase, what are the Conservatives waiting for to launch a bidding process?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   National Defence
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February 17, 2011

Mr. Bernard Patry (Pierrefonds—Dollard, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the sixth report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development. The purpose of this report is to place the proceedings of the Committee’s meeting of Thursday, December 9, 2010, concerning what appears to be a possible breach of privilege, officially before the House.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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February 11, 2011

Mr. Bernard Patry (Pierrefonds—Dollard, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives are trying to hide the real cost of their prison policies, but now the cat is out of the bag. At yesterday's Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates meeting, the Commissioner of Correctional Service Canada, Mr. Head, said that at least 4,000 new prison guards would have to be hired in the next two years. In payroll alone, we are talking about hundreds of millions of dollars.

How many billions will the whole policy cost?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Public Safety
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February 11, 2011

Mr. Bernard Patry (Pierrefonds—Dollard, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, then why did they make cuts to victim support programs? It is a matter of choice. The Conservatives would rather build megaprisons than improve support for family caregivers. The Conservatives would rather hire prison guards than give small businesses real tax support, even though small businesses provide over half of all jobs to Canadians.

Those are the Conservatives' choices, but will there be anything left to help family caregivers or support our small businesses?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Public Safety
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