André BELLAVANCE

BELLAVANCE, André, B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Independent
Constituency
Richmond--Arthabaska (Quebec)
Birth Date
June 3, 1964
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/André_Bellavance
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=8131817f-bf86-4739-9a70-6ef9de6f11b6&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
journalist, political assistant, radio announcer

Parliamentary Career

June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
BQ
  Richmond--Arthabaska (Quebec)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
BQ
  Richmond--Arthabaska (Quebec)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
BQ
  Richmond--Arthabaska (Quebec)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
BQ
  Richmond--Arthabaska (Quebec)
  • Bloc Québécois House Leader (December 16, 2013 - February 25, 2014)
May 2, 2011 -
BQ
  Richmond--Arthabaska (Quebec)
  • Bloc Québécois House Leader (December 16, 2013 - February 25, 2014)
August 25, 2014 -
IND
  Richmond--Arthabaska (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 183)


June 17, 2015

Mr. André Bellavance (Richmond—Arthabaska, Ind.)

Mr. Speaker, summing up 11 years in one minute is impossible, but I have to take the time to thank the many people who enabled me to proudly represent the residents of Richmond—Arthabaska—which I am sure you will agree, Mr. Speaker, is the most beautiful riding—these past 11 years.

I could not have done it without my spouse, Annie, our families, my assistants, my other colleagues and the many volunteers who helped get me elected four times. I would also like to salute the members of the Bloc Québécois and the other parties with whom I worked, some of whom have become friends for life.

The most challenging and satisfying part of this job is dealing with and making progress on issues that matter to the people we represent. I will never forget how we fought for supply management, student jobs and Jeffrey Mine retirees in Asbestos. However, what really stands out for me are the people, all of the people I helped, supported or even just met at various functions we were invited to. They are the ones who made me not only the politician but also the human being I am today.

A big thanks to you, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Member for Richmond—Arthabaska
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June 16, 2015

Mr. André Bellavance (Richmond—Arthabaska, Ind.)

Mr. Speaker, the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons said so himself: the only reason they are introducing so many bills these days is to win votes.

Having touched on numerous subjects, the government is nevertheless avoiding the subject of medical aid in dying even though there has been consensus on this issue in Quebec since the end-of-life care act was passed a year ago.

The Minister of Justice promised that a consultation process would be launched by the end of the session, which we know is just a few days away.

Will he keep his promise?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Justice
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June 15, 2015

Mr. André Bellavance

Mr. Speaker, I vote in favour of the motion.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   ZERO TOLERANCE FOR BARBARIC CULTURAL PRACTICES ACT
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June 15, 2015

Mr. André Bellavance

Mr. Speaker, I am voting in favour of the motion.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Incorporation by Reference in Regulations Act
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June 15, 2015

Mr. André Bellavance

Mr. Speaker, I am voting in favour of the motion.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Justice for Animals in Service Act (Quanto's Law)
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