Nicole DEMERS

DEMERS, Nicole

Personal Data

Party
Bloc Québécois
Constituency
Laval (Quebec)
Birth Date
January 15, 1950
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicole_Demers
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=7f2075f9-a604-40bd-a583-0daacd6b8b81&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
administrator (health services), restaurant owner

Parliamentary Career

June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
BQ
  Laval (Quebec)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
BQ
  Laval (Quebec)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
BQ
  Laval (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 127)


March 25, 2011

Ms. Nicole Demers (Laval, BQ)

Madam Speaker, I am pleased to be presenting a petition in support of seniors signed by 122 people. They are calling on the government for real improvements in the guaranteed income supplement, the spouse's allowance and the survivor's allowance.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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March 24, 2011

Ms. Nicole Demers (Laval, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, I am a little confused. Yesterday, when my colleague was on TV with the member for Lévis—Bellechasse, I thought I heard that a refundable tax credit would be issued to family caregivers.

Like my colleague from Kings—Hants, I know that it is unparliamentary to say in the House that a member lied. So I will not say that the member for Lévis—Bellechasse deliberately lied to the public when he appeared on television, but I would like my colleague to explain the difference between the claims that the member for Lévis—Bellechasse made and the reality for family caregivers, who are struggling and have no income.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   The Budget
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March 24, 2011

Ms. Nicole Demers (Laval, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, the government’s budget proves that the Conservatives deny the existence of and challenges faced by over half of the population. There is nothing in the budget to improve women’s lives. In recent years, as well, the Conservatives have cut the budget of Status of Women Canada, cut funding for a number of women’s rights groups and allowed pay equity, a fundamental right, to become negotiable.

Does the Prime Minister realize that his government’s indifference to the needs of women in Quebec may provoke an election?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Status of Women
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March 11, 2011

Ms. Nicole Demers

Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for the question. All of us appreciate the efforts of our troops on the front. When we oppose a measure that it wants to implement, this government says that we are against the troops. The opposite is true. That is a despicable response to questions about investments in Afghanistan and the F-35 fighter jets.

It is very nasty of the government to continue saying that we are against the soldiers because we want them to be treated better. It is not true.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Enhanced New Veterans Charter Act
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March 11, 2011

Ms. Nicole Demers

Mr. Speaker, I will be brief. My colleague is quite right. It is time for us to choose to do things differently and to do more for our veterans. I repeat that we will be voting in favour of this bill because we believe it is a step in the right direction. However, it is not enough.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Enhanced New Veterans Charter Act
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