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 3 of 77)


March 24, 2009

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

Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives' elimination of funding for not-for-profit economic organizations has hurt the economy in Quebec's regions. The Minister of State (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec) reversed only somewhat the unjustified decision of his predecessor when he said that a few of the organizations in Quebec eligible before November 2007 could apply.

By refusing to reinstate the total amount cut, does the minister realize that he will be continuing to harm Quebec's regions?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Regional Economic Development
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March 24, 2009

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

Mr. Speaker, if I understand the minister correctly, it amounts to the same thing. As well as cutting many of the organizations funded previously, the measure is in effect for only two years, threatening their survival and undermining the ability to support businesses.

Will the minister acknowledge that his announcement is aimed solely to get through the next election and does not contribute to consolidating these organizations vital to regional development?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Regional Economic Development
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March 9, 2009

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

Mr. Speaker, since the Conservatives have come to power, the budget for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec has decreased by more than $100 million and this year's budget has not added anything.

How can the minister explain that in the midst of a recession, his government is not making any additional effort for the regions of Quebec, many of which are being hit hard by the forestry crisis?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Regional Development in Quebec
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March 9, 2009

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

Mr. Speaker, the minister should consult the main estimates on page 7-2. There is no increase in the budget. It is clear and these are the numbers from his own government.

Not only is the government not making any extra effort to help the regions, but it is also making ruthless cuts to not-for-profit economic organizations.

How will the minister explain to the thousands of people in the regions who are losing their jobs that his ill-informed decision will hurt them rather than help them?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Regional Development in Quebec
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March 2, 2009

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

Madam Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Vaudreuil-Soulanges for her wonderful speech.

I would like to give her an opportunity to continue, particularly concerning employment insurance. The government is proposing to extend the employment insurance benefit period by five weeks for those who can receive benefits. Only a minority of the population presently receives employment insurance benefits or could do so.

I would like my colleague to explain why the Bloc has demanded real employment insurance reform.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Budget Implementation Act, 2009
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