Louis PLAMONDON

PLAMONDON, Louis, B.A.Ped., B.A.An.

Personal Data

Party
Bloc Québécois
Constituency
Bécancour--Nicolet--Saurel (Quebec)
Birth Date
July 31, 1943
Website
http://louisplamondon.com
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=4b9cf7c8-d5db-4efa-a24e-c26afde48cc3&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
louis.plamondon@parl.gc.ca
Profession
businessman, professor

Parliamentary Career

September 4, 1984 - October 1, 1988
PC
  Richelieu (Quebec)
November 21, 1988 - September 8, 1993
PC
  Richelieu (Quebec)
June 26, 1990 - September 8, 1993
IND
  Richelieu (Quebec)
December 20, 1990 - September 8, 1993
BQ
  Richelieu (Quebec)
October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
BQ
  Richelieu (Quebec)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
BQ
  Richelieu (Quebec)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
BQ
  Bas-Richelieu--Nicolet--Bécancour (Quebec)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
BQ
  Richelieu (Quebec)
  • Bloc Québécois Caucus Chair (August 26, 2004 - May 2, 2011)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
BQ
  Bas-Richelieu--Nicolet--Bécancour (Quebec)
  • Bloc Québécois Caucus Chair (August 26, 2004 - May 2, 2011)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
BQ
  Bas-Richelieu--Nicolet--Bécancour (Quebec)
  • Bloc Québécois Caucus Chair (August 26, 2004 - May 2, 2011)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
BQ
  Bas-Richelieu--Nicolet--Bécancour (Quebec)
October 19, 2015 -
BQ
  Bécancour--Nicolet--Saurel (Quebec)
  • Bloc Québécois Caucus Chair (October 22, 2015 - )

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 260)


May 15, 2019

Mr. Louis Plamondon (Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, the Canada-Quebec infrastructure agreement is very clear. Canada's role in infrastructure is to provide funding, and that's it.

Quebec's public transit fund is short $200 million because increased ridership from the outskirts of Montreal was not taken into account.

Rather than making announcements about Quebec highways, which do not fall under the federal government's jurisdiction, will the Minister of Infrastructure instead do his part and give Quebec the $200 million it needs?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Infrastructure
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May 13, 2019

Mr. Louis Plamondon (Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, we all want to rise to defend the French fact in Quebec. We all want to propose solutions to ensure that this beautiful language remains a living language.

Contrary to what the previous speaker said, the use of French is declining in Quebec. Our language is at risk. We are not saying that immigrants are bad people. However, the conditions for welcoming them do not currently include the obligation to learn French. That is what my colleague's bill is proposing.

Naturally, we agree with protecting francophone minorities outside Quebec, and the government should take action on many fronts in that regard. However when we compare this to what is provided to the anglophone minority in Quebec, we are completely off course.

I did a little experiment. I went to Crescent Street in Montreal. I went into six restaurants and I was first greeted in English at each one. When I spoke French, they spoke to me in French. English is far from being at risk in Quebec.

There are two major hospitals in Quebec, each with a $2-billion price tag. One is French and the other is English. In Montreal, there are more English than French movie theatres, and there are more English publications than French ones.

We polled immigrants, who make up 50% of Montreal's population. According to the poll, most believe that francophones only make up 25% of Quebec's population. They are not aware of the French reality. That is why we must establish mandatory measures to ensure they learn French, integrate into the francophone majority and ensure the survival of French in Quebec.

Bill C-421 does that. It is a very moderate bill. It would inevitably be accepted by immigrants if they knew before arriving in Quebec that they had to comply.

My colleague, who also wants to address this bill, will speak for the two minutes remaining.

Topic:   Private Members' Business
Subtopic:   Citizenship Act
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April 29, 2019

Mr. Louis Plamondon

With regard to federal spending in the riding of Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel, for each fiscal year since 2010-11, inclusively: what are the details of all grants and contributions and all loans to every organization, group, business or municipality, broken down by the (i) name of the recipient, (ii) municipality of the recipient, (iii) date on which the funding was received, (iv) amount received, (v) department or agency that provided the funding, (vi) program under which the grant, contribution or loan was made, (vii) nature or purpose?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
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April 29, 2019

Mr. Louis Plamondon

With regard to federal spending in the riding of Papineau, for each fiscal year since 2010-11, inclusively: what are the details of all grants and contributions and all loans to every organization, group, business or municipality, broken down by the (i) name of the recipient, (ii) municipality of the recipient, (iii) date on which the funding was received, (iv) amount received, (v) department or agency that provided the funding, (vi) program under which the grant, contribution or loan was made, (vii) nature or purpose?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
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April 9, 2019

Mr. Louis Plamondon (Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel, BQ)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-442, An Act to amend An Act to authorize the making of certain fiscal payments to provinces, and to authorize the entry into tax collection agreements with provinces.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House to introduce this bill, which is entitled “An Act to amend An Act to authorize the making of certain fiscal payments to provinces, and to authorize the entry into tax collection agreements with provinces”.

If passed, this bill would allow Quebeckers to file a single tax return, as requested by the National Assembly and the Government of Quebec. I want to make it clear that all taxes would be collected by the Government of Quebec, and a portion would then be paid to the federal government.

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

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act
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