Jean-Yves ROY

ROY, Jean-Yves

Personal Data

Party
Bloc Québécois
Constituency
Haute-Gaspésie--La Mitis--Matane--Matapédia (Quebec)
Birth Date
July 21, 1949
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Yves_Roy
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=3ac5f51b-2b78-4d2f-9bbc-09eda7eec8db&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
teacher

Parliamentary Career

November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
BQ
  Matapédia--Matane (Quebec)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
BQ
  Matapédia--Matane (Quebec)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
BQ
  Haute-Gaspésie--La Mitis--Matane--Matapédia (Quebec)
October 14, 2008 - October 22, 2010
BQ
  Haute-Gaspésie--La Mitis--Matane--Matapédia (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 77)


November 24, 2009

Mr. Jean-Yves Roy (Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present to the House two petitions on behalf of the citizens of Saint-Vianney in the Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia riding and the citizens of Sainte-Flavie, who want the government to maintain the moratorium on rural post office closures.

I would remind the House that, despite the moratorium, some post offices in our ridings are closing down. Unfortunately, this is happening quite regularly. The citizens want rural post offices to remain open, because they are an important part of their communities.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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November 17, 2009

Mr. Jean-Yves Roy (Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, I have a question on poverty for my colleague. I enjoyed her speech, but she did not really have enough time to speak to poverty or respond to the member opposite who spoke of reducing poverty in Colombia.

When we only meet with representatives of the Colombian government and those who can cook the books—it is as simple as that—can we truly talk about reducing poverty in Colombia? The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has the real figures: 68% of the population in rural Colombia live below the poverty line. Of that number, at least 11% were poorer still and were even struggling to feed themselves.

Can we sign a free trade agreement with a country that has absolutely no respect for its population or its workers and certainly has no real concern for reducing poverty?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
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November 4, 2009

Mr. Jean-Yves Roy (Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition on behalf of some of my constituents in Sainte-Angèle-de-Mérici, who want the Canada Post Corporation to continue observing the moratorium proposed in 1994. Of course, they want public post offices in rural municipalities to remain open.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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October 6, 2009

Mr. Jean-Yves Roy (Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table two petitions, one signed by the people of Sainte-Félicité, in the riding of Haute-Gaspésie —La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia, and one from the people of Saint-Léon-le-Grand, also in the riding of Haute-Gaspésie —La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia.

These citizens want Canada Post to keep post offices open in all rural communities, including in their own communities.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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June 15, 2009

Mr. Jean-Yves Roy (Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, my colleague was describing all the analysis done by the International Monetary Fund. I would like him to continue because it was very informative, especially in regard to a securities commission. If the system works, why change it? If it works very well and is an excellent system, why take the risk of creating a new system that will have its problems? When a car works really well, we do not trade it in, unless it is purely for appearances. I think it is very important, therefore, for my colleague to continue describing the analysis done by the International Monetary Fund.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Business of Supply
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