Monique PAUZÉ

PAUZÉ, Monique

Parliamentary Career

October 19, 2015 -
BQ
  Repentigny (Quebec)
  • Whip of the Bloc Québécois (October 22, 2015 - )

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 50)


June 5, 2019

Ms. Monique Pauzé (Repentigny, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, yesterday the people of Lac-Mégantic called for a public inquiry into the 2013 rail disaster. The minister told them that they were spreading conspiracy theories. The fact that 47 people were burned alive in Lac-Mégantic is not a conspiracy. In February there were three deaths in a similar accident in British Columbia; that is not a conspiracy. The increase in rail accidents since the tragedy in Lac-Mégantic is not a conspiracy.

Will the minister retract his statements, stop insulting the people of Lac-Mégantic and order a public inquiry into rail safety?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Rail Transportation
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June 4, 2019

Ms. Monique Pauzé (Repentigny, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, the findings of the report on missing and murdered indigenous women and girls are tragic and devastating. We must start by acknowledging the courage of the women and families who broke the silence and testified.

The report's findings should come as no surprise to anyone. We must provide access to basic services and protect fundamental human rights. These findings are, for the most part, the same as those of the Erasmus-Dussault commission, which was held 25 years ago, and those of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The solutions are also very similar.

The recent events in Val-d'Or, the cases of kidnapped indigenous children, and the revelations of sexual abuse, especially on the North Shore, have opened Quebeckers' eyes. The thousands of missing and murdered women must serve as a wake-up call for Canada.

We must take real action to change our nation-to-nation relationships and, above all, to put an end to violence and discrimination.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
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May 30, 2019

Ms. Monique Pauzé (Repentigny, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, last weekend, the governing party in the Quebec National Assembly unveiled its plan for reducing Quebec's dependence on oil by 40% by 2030.

Hospitals, schools and public buildings will no longer be heated by oil. The Quebec government is going to have a fleet of electric vehicles. It is taking action. The only thing slowing down Quebec's shift to a green economy and preventing it from taking real climate action is, as always, Ottawa, which wants pipelines at all costs, prioritizes dirty oil and is willing to put wetlands at risk to move its gasoline.

Whether the government is Liberal or Conservative, it amounts to the same thing. It is always the same targets, the same obsession with the oil sands, the same handouts to big oil and the same cozy relationships with oil tycoons.

All the parties in Quebec know that serious action is needed right away. Quebeckers know this, too. Unfortunately, Ottawa still prefers negligence. Is it not time for Ottawa to wake up?

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   The Environment
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May 29, 2019

Ms. Monique Pauzé

Mr. Speaker, I believe you would find the unanimous consent of the House for me to move the following motion—

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Presence in Gallery
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May 29, 2019

Ms. Monique Pauzé (Repentigny, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, yesterday, Quebec's National Assembly adopted a unanimous motion noting that all projects involving the transportation of petroleum products must be submitted to the Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environnement, Quebec's environmental hearings board. However, Ottawa does not understand this, because here, the national interest means the interests of oil companies, and that is that.

We keep repeating over and over that Quebec does not want dirty oil pipelines. We do not want them. That seems pretty clear to me.

Will the Prime Minister pledge not to revive any dirty oil pipeline projects in Quebec, yes or no?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Natural Resources
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