Pierre-Luc DUSSEAULT

DUSSEAULT, Pierre-Luc

Parliamentary Career

May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
NDP
  Sherbrooke (Quebec)
October 19, 2015 -
NDP
  Sherbrooke (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 229)


June 19, 2019

Mr. Pierre-Luc Dusseault (Sherbrooke, NDP)

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition signed by many people from Sherbrooke.

Whereas every minute, 31 people are forced to flee their homes, the petitioners are calling on the House to do more to address the underlying causes of forced migration around the world.

The petitioners are calling on us to ensure that humanitarian assistance is available to all refugees and their host communities; to support grassroots organizations that promote democracy, peace and human rights; and to invest more in diplomatic and peaceful solutions to armed conflicts.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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June 19, 2019

Mr. Pierre-Luc Dusseault (Sherbrooke, NDP)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-465, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (automated external defibrillators).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce this bill, which is the result of a collaboration with one of my constituents, Claude Leblanc, who was recently honoured. Sadly, he passed away a few weeks after I met him.

We worked together on the idea of this bill. Claude Leblanc was instrumental in getting automated defibrillators installed all over the riding of Sherbrooke and even all across Quebec. He wanted to push his idea even further and make it mandatory to install defibrillators in government buildings and buildings housing federally regulated businesses.

The bill would amend the Canada Labour Code to ensure that federally regulated businesses and federal government offices with a certain number of employees, which will be prescribed by regulation, install automated defibrillators in the workplace. We estimate that this would save hundreds of lives a year. It would ensure that this kind of assistance is available in all regions of Canada when needed.

I am grateful to Claude Leblanc for his years of hard work.

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

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Canada Labour Code
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June 18, 2019

Mr. Pierre-Luc Dusseault

Madam Speaker, I am a bit disappointed in the meaningless answer the minister gave to the question from my colleague from Longueuil—Saint-Hubert. He said that we need to build Trans Mountain and triple the pipeline's capacity to export our crude oil because my colleague drives to Ottawa in a car. What a pointless thing to say.

What does the fact that my colleague drives to Ottawa have to do with exporting crude oil from the oil sands, which we buy back as refined oil to fuel our gas-powered cars?

Can he explain his twisted logic?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Oil Tanker Moratorium Act
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June 18, 2019

Mr. Pierre-Luc Dusseault (Sherbrooke, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, as a result of inaction on the part of successive Liberal and Conservative governments, we are losing out on $26 billion in taxes every year, and the minister refuses to go after it.

To put that number into context, it is enough to build eight superhospitals like Montreal's CHUM hospital, six Champlain Bridges or 650,000 affordable housing units.

When will the government and the Minister of National Revenue find an ounce of courage to finally reform our outdated tax laws, which favour the wealthiest Canadians?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Canada Revenue Agency
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June 18, 2019

Mr. Pierre-Luc Dusseault (Sherbrooke, NDP)

Madam Speaker, when the minister was on this side of the House, he openly criticized these kinds of closure motions and time allocation motions. The Liberals have used these methods countless times now. I wonder what happened to the democratic spirit of my colleague, who used to find these parliamentary tactics shameful.

He just said that dilbit and other types of petroleum products that do not evaporate quickly are dangerous, so why did he approve the Trans Mountain expansion project today, given that it will triple the number of oil tankers on the oceans and in the bay in southern British Columbia?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Oil Tanker Moratorium Act
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