Caroline ST-HILAIRE

ST-HILAIRE, Caroline, B.Admin.

Personal Data

Party
Bloc Québécois
Constituency
Longueuil--Pierre-Boucher (Quebec)
Birth Date
November 16, 1969
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_St-Hilaire
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=65260a01-3c3d-436e-8c12-91136618fcc7&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
administrator, consultant, executive manager

Parliamentary Career

June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
BQ
  Longueuil (Quebec)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
BQ
  Longueuil (Quebec)
  • Bloc Québécois Deputy House Leader (December 20, 2000 - August 5, 2004)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
BQ
  Longueuil (Quebec)
  • Bloc Québécois Deputy House Leader (December 20, 2000 - August 5, 2004)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
BQ
  Longueuil--Pierre-Boucher (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 114)


May 14, 2008

Ms. Caroline St-Hilaire (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher, BQ)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-544, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (children's diapers and products for newborns).

Mr. Speaker, today I am pleased to be tabling in this House a bill to amend the Excise Tax Act in order to exempt children's diapers from the goods and services tax and so follow the lead of the Quebec government, which has not charged sales tax on these products for several years now.

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

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Excise Tax Act
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May 6, 2008

Ms. Caroline St-Hilaire (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, I am proud to rise in this House today to mark the 30th anniversary of the Centre de bénévolat de la Rive-Sud. This organization has been promoting volunteerism in various spheres of activity since 1978.

Thirty years of experience, 30 years of providing support, 30 years of helping others—that is worth celebrating.

With a dedicated professional staff, quality services, exceptional guidance and the contribution of over 900 volunteers at the ready, the Centre de bénévolat de la Rive-Sud helps meet the needs of families, children, seniors, the disabled and the most disadvantaged.

It is no secret: volunteerism represents the cornerstone of community action. In addition, this real economic engine contributed $70 billion to Quebec and Canada and more than 500,000 full-time positions in 2000.

A big thank you to all the volunteers, stakeholders and administrators of the Centre de bénévolat de la Rive-Sud for their commitment, which is a true sign of the region's vitality.

Topic:   Statements by Members
Subtopic:   South Shore Volunteer Centre
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March 31, 2008

Ms. Caroline St-Hilaire (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, the release of Ingrid Betancourt, who has now been held hostage by FARC for six years, is all the more urgent considering that, according to the latest reports, her health is deteriorating ever more quickly.

President Uribe signed a decree allowing Colombian authorities to immediately release hundreds of FARC guerrilla fighters from jail, if rebels release former Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt. French Prime Minister François Fillon said that France is prepared to accept FARC members, to speed up Ingrid Betancourt's release. According to the Élysée, President Sarkozy ordered a medical plane to be ready at all times to take Ingrid Betancourt to a hospital, if she is freed.

The Bloc Québécois joins its voice with that of the family of Ingrid Betancourt and of all those who are making the necessary efforts to ensure her release at the earliest opportunity.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Ingrid Betancourt
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February 28, 2008

Ms. Caroline St-Hilaire (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, parents in my riding told me the incredible story of their 15-year-old daughter, who, without their consent, bought a one-way plane ticket to Morocco to go and meet a 24-year-old man. This same girl checked in at the airport without a problem and was able to reach her destination unimpeded.

Is the minister aware of this gaping hole in the regulations and, if so, what does he plan to do to correct this situation?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Air Transportation
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February 26, 2008

Ms. Caroline St-Hilaire (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the three opposition parties, with the support of Mr. Kuebler, Omar Khadr's lawyer, denounced the attitude of the Conservative government, which is neglecting its duty to protect this child soldier, who is being held in Guantanamo Bay. In accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child, signed and ratified by Canada, the government must immediately demand that the United States send Omar Khadr back to Canada to be tried under Canadian law.

What is the Minister of Foreign Affairs waiting for to demand his return to Canada?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Omar Khadr
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