Yvon GODIN

GODIN, Yvon

Personal Data

Party
New Democratic Party
Constituency
Acadie--Bathurst (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
May 12, 1955
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yvon_Godin
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=640aa965-9166-4aa6-b864-278dd1071a10&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
labour representative

Parliamentary Career

June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
NDP
  Acadie--Bathurst (New Brunswick)
  • Whip of the N.D.P. (February 1, 2000 - May 25, 2011)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
NDP
  Acadie--Bathurst (New Brunswick)
  • Whip of the N.D.P. (February 1, 2000 - May 25, 2011)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
NDP
  Acadie--Bathurst (New Brunswick)
  • Whip of the N.D.P. (February 1, 2000 - May 25, 2011)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
NDP
  Acadie--Bathurst (New Brunswick)
  • Whip of the N.D.P. (February 1, 2000 - May 25, 2011)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
NDP
  Acadie--Bathurst (New Brunswick)
  • Whip of the N.D.P. (February 1, 2000 - May 25, 2011)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
NDP
  Acadie--Bathurst (New Brunswick)
  • Whip of the N.D.P. (February 1, 2000 - May 25, 2011)
  • Chief Opposition Whip (May 1, 2011 - May 25, 2011)
May 2, 2011 -
NDP
  Acadie--Bathurst (New Brunswick)
  • Whip of the N.D.P. (February 1, 2000 - May 25, 2011)
  • Chief Opposition Whip (May 1, 2011 - May 25, 2011)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 454)


June 17, 2015

Mr. Yvon Godin (Acadie—Bathurst, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, after several years before the courts, there is still no resolution in the case of Cyrenus Dugas, a fisherman from New Brunswick, and his snow crab licence. Fisheries and Oceans Canada would not allow him to transfer his fishing licence. However, it appears that the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans has authorized the licence to be transferred on the basis of incorrect information and despite the fact that the transfer is still before the Court of Appeal.

Why does the minister not respect the legal process? Why was it so urgent to transfer this fishing licence?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Fisheries and Oceans
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June 16, 2015

Mr. Yvon Godin (Acadie—Bathurst, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, we have Parliament. We have committees. Bill S-7 comes from the Senate. Why all this work?

The NDP requested a couple of changes, amendments, and the Conservatives said, “No, no, no. It's our bill and it's not touchable.”

Why are they not open to some changes and amendments to really have the support of the whole House on the bill?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act
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June 16, 2015

Mr. Yvon Godin

Mr. Speaker, who we have heard are the organizations and leaders of the aboriginal peoples. Everybody is asking for an inquiry and the Conservative government has refused it. Those people want to have an inquiry.

This question is the same as my first one. Why do the Conservatives believe they have it all when the rest of the country is saying differently? They are saying that they want a study and they want to do it. It is the same thing as with this bill here. We want to make some amendments. They are not amendments to make it worse, but to make it better and to be fair.

You just close their eyes to that. It is like Parliament does not exist to you people.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act
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June 15, 2015

Mr. Yvon Godin

With regard to government funding for the constituency of Acadie-Bathurst for each fiscal year since 2007-2008 inclusively: (a) what are the details of all grants, contributions and loans to any organization, body or group, broken down by (i) the name of the recipient, (ii) the municipality in which the recipient is located, (iii) the date on which funding was received, (iv) the amount received, (v) the department or agency providing the funding, (vi) the program under which the grant, contribution or loan was made, (vii) the nature or purpose; and (b) for each grant, contribution and loan identified in (a), was a press release issued to announce it and, if so, what is the (i) date, (ii) headline, (iii) file number of the press release?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions Passed as Orders for Returns
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June 8, 2015

Mr. Yvon Godin

Mr. Speaker, if the NDP government in the member's province has done that, it is wrong, because we should support the workers and give them what should come to them.

Regarding Paul Martin and Jean Chrétien, if they said they did the job as they did, they did it by stealing the money from the workers. There was $57 billion that came from employment insurance. They were bragging in this House that they had a zero deficit and that they had a surplus. At that time, there was a $7-billion surplus every year that came from the workers, men and women who lost their jobs. They have nothing to brag about Jean Chrétien. They have nothing to brag about Paul Martin, when he was not even paying his own taxes in our country.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Business of Supply
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