Monique PAUZÉ

PAUZÉ, Monique

Parliamentary Career

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

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 50)


May 8, 2019

Ms. Monique Pauzé (Repentigny, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, Quebec has a hard time preserving its heritage. For years now, the City of Saguenay and Quebec City have been asking Ottawa to put Arvida on the list of proposed UNESCO world heritage sites.

Arvida's first 270 houses were built in just 135 days. It is a unique and very well-preserved world-famous model of urban design. It played a key role in the development of the Saguenay region, which, because of aluminum, has been integral to Canada-U.S. industrial relations for over a century. UNESCO asked countries to do more to showcase their industrial heritage and 20th-century architecture. Arvida checks both boxes. Enough dithering already.

When will the government put Arvida on UNESCO's world heritage list?

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Arvida
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May 7, 2019

Ms. Monique Pauzé

Mr. Speaker, I think you will find unanimous consent for the following motion: That this House oppose the construction of new pipelines because they would harm the environment, and as the Leader of the Official Opposition said on December 2, 2018—

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Presence in Gallery
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May 3, 2019

Ms. Monique Pauzé (Repentigny, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, the government is also taking a laissez-faire approach to rail transportation. Last week, a train carrying hazardous material derailed in L'Assomption in my riding. Fortunately, nobody was hurt and nothing spilled from any of the cars.

However, on February 16, in Manitoba, nearly a million litres of crude oil spilled in a derailment. On February 4, in British Columbia, three men were killed when a train went off the tracks. Since November, there have been at least eight major incidents that have claimed the lives of six people.

When will the government order a public inquiry on the problems with rail safety?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Rail Transportation
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May 3, 2019

Ms. Monique Pauzé (Repentigny, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, as of January 1, foreign web giants are paying their taxes in Quebec like everyone else.

Not only have Internet media services complied with Quebec's demands, but revenues are twice as high as anticipated. Meanwhile, Ottawa is still letting Netflix and its ilk skip paying taxes at the expense of our cultural industries.

Now that we know web giants are willing to pay taxes, why is the government so determined to give them a free ride?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Canadian Heritage
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May 2, 2019

Ms. Monique Pauzé (Repentigny, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, we have long suspected, and now we know, that the oil companies are driving the Conservative agenda.

Last month, the Conservative Party leader met in private with senior executives from the dirty oil industry. Any chance they were meeting to develop the Conservatives' mystery plan to fight climate change?

Not at all; they met in secret to develop a strategy to win the election and run the energy east pipeline through our province, our farmland and our waterways. Quebeckers take on all the risk while Calgary's billionaires get to enjoy all the benefits.

The first step in getting the dirty oil pipeline is to get the money flowing. It just so happens that in the last quarter, the Conservatives raised $8 million in generous contributions.

The closer they get to the oil companies, the richer they become. That is how the Conservatives operate. They work for the oil companies and against Quebec. We all know Quebeckers deserve better.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Conservative Party of Canada
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