Suzanne TREMBLAY

TREMBLAY, Suzanne, B.Pd., M.Ed.

Personal Data

Party
Bloc Québécois
Constituency
Rimouski-Neigette-et-La Mitis (Quebec)
Birth Date
January 24, 1937
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzanne_Tremblay
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=75dc2fa9-1bea-478c-ac2d-96004c06bdaf&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
professor

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
BQ
  Rimouski--Témiscouata (Quebec)
  • Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition (February 22, 1996 - March 16, 1997)
  • Bloc Québécois Deputy House Leader (February 22, 1996 - March 16, 1997)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (March 17, 1997 - April 25, 1997)
  • Bloc Québécois House Leader (March 17, 1997 - April 25, 1997)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
BQ
  Rimouski--Mitis (Quebec)
  • Bloc Québécois Deputy House Leader (June 4, 1997 - December 19, 2000)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
BQ
  Rimouski-Neigette-et-La Mitis (Quebec)
  • Bloc Québécois Deputy House Leader (June 4, 1997 - December 19, 2000)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 251)


April 21, 2004

Mrs. Suzanne Tremblay (Rimouski—Neigette-et-la Mitis, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, it is time to change the record; he played the wrong one in answering my question.

During the 2000 federal election, in answer to a question on the POWA, a Liberal minister told the workers at Beloit in Sherbrooke, “In a changing society, we need a program to help with the transition”. That minister is now Prime Minister.

Four years later, can the Prime Minister tell us what concrete measures he has put in place to ease the transition for workers over age 55 who lose their jobs? When will he finally fulfill the promise he made in 2000?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Older Workers
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April 21, 2004

Mrs. Suzanne Tremblay (Rimouski—Neigette-et-la Mitis, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, last fall, Whirlpool employees gave the Liberal member for Montmagny-L'Islet a plan to create an older workers assistance program, the funding for which would be provided by the employees, employers, Quebec and Ottawa.

Can the Minister of Human Resources Development tell the House if his Liberal colleague for Montmagny-L'Islet passed this plan on to him? Since time is of the essence, as the plant will close on May 14, when does the minister intend to follow up on the workers' request?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Older Workers
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April 20, 2004

Mrs. Suzanne Tremblay (Rimouski—Neigette-et-la Mitis, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, according to Ms. Ringuette, the legislative amendments needed to change the employment insurance system will take at least six months. Meanwhile, the people fleeced by the EI system are living in great difficulties and expressing their discontent, as they did yesterday in Forestville.

How can the government justify the fact that it has waited so long before acting on the unanimous recommendations of a committee, when all the necessary changes were identified by that committee three years ago? Will the government admit once again that all it is doing is stalling for time at the expense of the Sans-Chemise?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Employment Insurance
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April 20, 2004

Mrs. Suzanne Tremblay (Rimouski—Neigette-et-la Mitis, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, even Pierrette Ringuette, vice-chair of the Liberal committee studying the issue of employment insurance, finds that the threshold of 910 hours imposed on new entrants into the labour force is too high and prevents many people from obtaining benefits.

Does the Prime Minister agree with Ms. Ringuette's rather harsh opinion?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Employment Insurance
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April 19, 2004

Mrs. Suzanne Tremblay (Rimouski—Neigette-et-la Mitis, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, the 88% who become eligible are part of the 40% who receive benefits. There are still 60% who do not receive benefits. He ought to quote the correct figures instead of misleading the public. We have had enough of that.

How can the government justify the fact that, even though it has had a unanimous committee report in hand since 2001, it has not acted? Where was the person answering our questions? Probably in another committee. Although the necessary changes to employment insurance have been recommended, the government has done nothing to honour the commitment it made to the jobless.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Employment Insurance
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