Alexandre BOULERICE

BOULERICE, Alexandre, B.A.

Personal Data

Party
New Democratic Party
Constituency
Rosemont--La Petite-Patrie (Quebec)
Birth Date
June 18, 1973
Website
http://www.boulerice.org
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=3c3ee442-a873-4845-84d0-7da07a66ce61&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
Alexandre.Boulerice@parl.gc.ca
Profession
community activist, journalist, union communications adviser

Parliamentary Career

May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
NDP
  Rosemont--La Petite-Patrie (Quebec)
October 19, 2015 -
NDP
  Rosemont--La Petite-Patrie (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 255)


June 19, 2019

Mr. Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, NDP)

Madam Speaker, I am presenting a petition that was launched in Quebec and signed by over 2,300 people. The petitioners are calling on us to immediately end all forms of discrimination in the Indian Act, to comply with the United Nations Human Rights Committee decision stipulating that all those whose equality and cultural rights were violated are entitled to reparations, and to take all necessary measures to abolish the Indian Act's racist and patriarchal regime as soon as possible.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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June 19, 2019

Mr. Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, the Liberals have suddenly realized that green-lighting the expansion of Trans Mountain will not wash, especially after declaring a climate emergency the day before. Now they are trying to create a diversion by saying that any profits from the pipeline will go into a green fund.

They are spending $15 billion to create more pollution. That is what I would call trading four quarters for a dollar, especially when that dollar is the equivalent of three million cars' worth of pollution.

Why not immediately invest that $15 billion in renewable energy and the good jobs of tomorrow, as the NDP is proposing?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   The Environment
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June 18, 2019

Mr. Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, NDP)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-462, An Act to amend the Department of the Environment Act (greenhouse gas reduction action plan).

Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from Kootenay—Columbia for seconding this important bill.

The environment and climate change are the biggest issues of the day. We have a challenge to confront, but sadly, the process has become either a war of words with plenty of slogans but little action, or a deeply partisan issue, depending on how we look at it.

This bill will depoliticize the issue and force the government to meet its greenhouse gas reduction objectives by legislating a plan setting out GHG reduction targets. The government would be required to table an independent review in the House of Commons each year to be debated by parliamentarians.

This bill is inspired by the late, great Jack Layton, and I hope a majority of members will vote for it.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Department of the Environment Act
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June 18, 2019

Mr. Alexandre Boulerice

Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Hochelaga. It was in my notes, but I did not have time to get to it.

Indeed, we are the only party that respects workers in the energy transition, which is unavoidable. We have an plan for EI that involves providing labour force training so that people can qualify for the jobs of the future before the changes are complete.

People will be able to train for a new job in renewable energy, for example, while they are still on the job. We are very proud of that.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Business of Supply
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June 18, 2019

Mr. Alexandre Boulerice

Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Louis-Saint-Laurent for his highly relevant question. That was not the first time he asked it and I feel as though I will be hearing it a lot over the coming months.

The hon. member for Louis-Saint-Laurent demonstrated what the NDP has been saying, that the carbon tax alone is not going to have a major impact. A host of factors need to be taken into account and all sorts of efforts need to be made to tackle this. I think there are no two ways about it, and I think it is a shame that the Conservatives oppose putting a price on pollution. I also find it odd that the Conservatives are against using market mechanisms to put pressure on companies or consumers to change their behaviours.

Since the hon. member is Conservative, I imagine he wants to preserve things. Through our plan, we want to protect 30% of all of Canada's land and sea area and convert them into parks and reserves. That is what environmental groups are asking for.

I hope the Conservatives' announcement tomorrow will include a commitment to protect nature here in Canada.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Business of Supply
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