Jacques GOURDE

GOURDE, Jacques

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Lévis--Lotbinière (Quebec)
Birth Date
January 13, 1964
Website
http://jacquesgourde.ca
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=7f45dfd9-dd4b-4b04-8dc9-20cb0730d279&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
jacques.gourde@parl.gc.ca
Profession
farmer

Parliamentary Career

January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
CPC
  Lotbinière--Chutes-de-la-Chaudière (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board (February 7, 2006 - January 23, 2007)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources (January 24, 2007 - October 9, 2007)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec (October 10, 2007 - November 6, 2008)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  Lotbinière--Chutes-de-la-Chaudière (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec (October 10, 2007 - November 6, 2008)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services (November 7, 2008 - May 24, 2011)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue (November 7, 2008 - January 29, 2011)
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Official Languages (January 30, 2011 - May 24, 2011)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
CPC
  Lotbinière--Chutes-de-la-Chaudière (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services (November 7, 2008 - May 24, 2011)
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Official Languages (January 30, 2011 - May 24, 2011)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services, for Official Languages and for the Economic Development Agency for the Regions of Quebec (May 25, 2011 - September 18, 2013)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, for Official Languages and for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec (September 19, 2013 - November 3, 2015)
October 19, 2015 -
CPC
  Lévis--Lotbinière (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, for Official Languages and for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec (September 19, 2013 - November 3, 2015)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 250)


June 17, 2019

Mr. Jacques Gourde (Lévis—Lotbinière, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the Liberal government's plan for the environment is an unprecedented failure.

The Prime Minister claims to have a plan to combat climate change and that the carbon tax will allow us to meet our emission targets under the Paris Agreement, even though his government's own figures show that such is not the case.

The Parliamentary Budget Officer confirmed that the Liberal carbon tax would have to be $102 per tonne in every province and territory in order for Canada to meet the Paris targets. The carbon tax would have to be five times higher than it is now, which means that Canadians would have to pay more for groceries, transported goods and home heating and gas would cost them 23¢ more a litre.

On October 21, Canadians will choose the most credible, rational and achievable plan that will benefit everyone. They will vote for the Conservative Party.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   2019 General Election
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June 11, 2019

Mr. Jacques Gourde (Lévis—Lotbinière, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister promised a dirty election campaign and has stooped to a new low. He is letting his friends, third parties like Unifor and Engage Canada, do his dirty work for him.

The Liberals asked Unifor to distribute $600 million to the media, and now it is returning the favour by launching an unprecedented, unfair multi-million dollar attack ad campaign against the future prime minister of our country, a campaign that circumvents the Canada Elections Act.

Why does the Prime Minister have such close ties with partisan interest groups? Is there a secret agreement? Canadians want to know the truth.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Democratic Institutions
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June 5, 2019

Mr. Jacques Gourde (Lévis—Lotbinière, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, after giving Loblaws $12 million, this Liberal government is in hot water again for showering $50 million on a handful of Canadian venture capital funds.

However, two of the three winning funds that applied to the program said they were not in particularly dire need of Ottawa's money. That is totally backwards. This is a gross injustice to those who really need this money.

Why does the Liberal government not just mind its own business? Why is it giving money to investment funds that do not even need it?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Government Priorities
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June 4, 2019

Mr. Jacques Gourde (Lévis—Lotbinière, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the Liberal government is getting in the way of the Auditor General.

Canadians rely on the integrity of our government institutions to be transparent.

We all know that rewarding cronies is the Liberal way of getting favours or keeping officials quiet.

Why is the government prepared to obstruct the work of the Auditor General with impunity, instead of allowing him to do what he is mandated to do, namely to conduct independent audits?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Finance
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May 31, 2019

Mr. Jacques Gourde (Lévis—Lotbinière, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, we thought we had seen it all with this Liberal government, but using taxpayers' money yet again, this time to stack the deck in its favour in the upcoming election, is totally unacceptable.

With just a couple months left before the election, Canadians are concerned to see that the Liberals are trying to control how subsidies are granted to our traditional media. Should they be concerned about how fair, clear, impartial and equitable the electoral process will be?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   News Media Industry
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