Ghislain FOURNIER

FOURNIER, Ghislain

Personal Data

Party
Bloc Québécois
Constituency
Manicouagan (Quebec)
Birth Date
August 26, 1938
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghislain_Fournier
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=5d4a198d-e2ba-4191-ad0d-080ca024eff0&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, real estate agent, real estate manager, realtor, restaurant and bar owner, welder

Parliamentary Career

June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
BQ
  Manicouagan (Quebec)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
BQ
  Manicouagan (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 35 of 35)


October 24, 1997

Mr. Ghislain Fournier (Manicouagan, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, why is the minister refusing to hold a public inquiry, when the life and safety of correctional services officers and the public are involved?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Correctional Service Of Canada
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October 24, 1997

Mr. Ghislain Fournier (Manicouagan, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Solicitor General of Canada.

In his letter of October 2, the Solicitor General of Canada said that he did not believe it necessary to hold a public inquiry within the Correctional Service of Canada. Labour Canada did an evaluation and concluded that there was no risk for employees.

My question—

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Correctional Service Of Canada
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October 8, 1997

Mr. Ghislain Fournier (Manicouagan, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, yesterday the hon. member for Bourassa exhibited the pettiness and partisan narrow-mindedness for which he is already legendary, by omitting congratulations to the newly elected PQ member for Duplessis, Normand Duguay, a native of the village of Rivière-au-Tonnerre in my riding.

The population of this fine North Shore riding, the country of Gilles Vigneault, which is known for its vast spaces and its people's joie de vivre, has staunchly and proudly supported the sovereignist option.

The people of Duplessis withstood the Liberals' blackmail and threats during this campaign.

In the context of cuts Quebec has been forced into by the federal government, this election of October 6 is a great victory, and a tie between the parties.

People of the North Shore—

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Provincial Riding Of Duplessis
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September 25, 1997

Mr. Ghislain Fournier (Manicouagan, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, once again, I have listened carefully to what the hon. member had to say, and like all her colleagues, she did not mention the people of Quebec's interest.

I think this is important, and I wish to pursue the point, because when I came to Ottawa, to this House, I came with my head held high, because the people of Quebec elected us. We represent 60 per cent of the members from Quebec, and we have a sovereignist government in Quebec City with whom we share the same option and which holds 80 per cent of the seats there.

Those of you who believe the polls, who try to say that we are not legitimate and that the people of Quebec do not want sovereignty, are in for some surprises.

I have two questions for the member who just spoke. I would like to know if she admits that the government's legislative program denies the existence of the people of Quebec and of their culture? Does the member recognize the existence of the people of Quebec? If so, is she prepared to support the amendment presented by the leader of the Bloc Quebecois?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Speech From The Throne
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September 25, 1997

Mr. Ghislain Fournier (Manicouagan, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, I too wish to congratulate you on your appointment as acting speaker of the House.

Since I am a new member, I would like to take this opportunity to thank my constituents in Manicouagan. Manicouagan is one of the loveliest ridings in Quebec.

I listened with great interest to the hon. member's speech and I have two questions for her. Does she admit that the government's legislative program denies the existence of the people of Quebec and of their culture?

Does the member recognize the existence of the people of Quebec, and if so, is she going to support and vote in favour of the amendment presented by the leader of the Bloc Quebecois?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Speech From The Throne
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