Pauline PICARD

PICARD, Pauline

Personal Data

Party
Bloc Québécois
Constituency
Drummond (Quebec)
Birth Date
April 27, 1947
Deceased Date
June 29, 2009
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pauline_Picard
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a697f176-a688-4c0d-8166-da2d2fb880fa&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
administrative assistant, employment consultant, financial agent / adviser / consultant

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
BQ
  Drummond (Quebec)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
BQ
  Drummond (Quebec)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
BQ
  Drummond (Quebec)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
BQ
  Drummond (Quebec)
  • Deputy Whip of the Bloc Québécois (August 6, 2004 - June 25, 2008)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
BQ
  Drummond (Quebec)
  • Deputy Whip of the Bloc Québécois (August 6, 2004 - June 25, 2008)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 231)


June 20, 2008

Ms. Pauline Picard (Drummond, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, the people of Montreal are speaking out against the Conservatives' policies in Ottawa that are compromising our economic model. The Montreal metropolitan community or CMM, Montreal city council, the Montreal agglomeration council, which is an umbrella council for a hundred or so cities, as well as Quebec City, have all asked the Conservatives to reinstate funding for the economic development agencies.

What is the “scorched earth” minister waiting for to reverse his decision?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Regional Economic Development
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June 20, 2008

Ms. Pauline Picard (Drummond, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, yesterday, Montreal municipal councillor Alan DeSousa, who is responsible for economic development, said:

We stand behind Minister Bachand. More appropriate measures must be taken to support the economic development of the region. A number of our successes, particularly in the aerospace sector, were achieved with and thanks to these agencies.

Does the “scorched earth” minister realize that he is dangerously compromising sectors as successful as aerospace? Will he reverse his decision?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Regional Economic Development
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June 19, 2008

Ms. Pauline Picard (Drummond, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the Bloc Québécois, I would also like to join the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons in thanking the pages, clerks and all those who help ensure the House runs smoothly. I would also like to wish you, Mr. Speaker, a good summer.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Points of Order
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June 19, 2008

Ms. Pauline Picard (Drummond, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, in 1986, people with reduced mobility wanted to appear before the Drummondville city council to oppose a development project, but they had to turn back, because city hall was not accessible for them. This turn of events led to the creation of the Association des personnes handicapées de Drummond 20 years ago.

To mark this anniversary, the association is launching its website “Drummond accessible”, which lists some 3,000 businesses, buildings and public areas in Drummondville, and identifies each location's level of accessibility and any specific problems that might be encountered. Each location has been visited and the facilities assessed, providing an opportunity to speak directly with business owners about accessibility.

I would like to congratulate Daniel Mailhot, the association's director, as well as everyone who works to integrate persons with disabilities into all of society's spheres of activity.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Drummond Association for the Disabled
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June 6, 2008

Ms. Pauline Picard (Drummond, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, in Quebec, everyone is criticizing the way Economic Development Canada is treating not for profit organizations and the minister's inability to get the necessary budgetary envelope. Furthermore, the minister responsible for EDC justified his fiasco by saying, “the decision that sparked all of this was made by the [Conservative] government cabinet”.

Are we to gather from this alarming confession that the minister has no weight in cabinet, or is he knowingly attacking the economic structure of Quebec?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Economic Development
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