Bernard BIGRAS

BIGRAS, Bernard

Personal Data

Party
Bloc Québécois
Constituency
Rosemont--La Petite-Patrie (Quebec)
Birth Date
June 4, 1969
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Bigras
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=b423ba61-95aa-4b51-8b1c-1543eac4f01f&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
economist, political adviser

Parliamentary Career

June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
BQ
  Rosemont (Quebec)
  • Bloc Québécois Caucus Chair (June 17, 1998 - January 1, 2000)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
BQ
  Rosemont--Petite-Patrie (Quebec)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
BQ
  Rosemont--La Petite-Patrie (Quebec)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
BQ
  Rosemont--La Petite-Patrie (Quebec)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
BQ
  Rosemont--La Petite-Patrie (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 7 of 282)


November 18, 2010

Mr. Bernard Bigras (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, it is obvious that the minister is trying to create a diversion because the government will be going to Cancun without a position or a plan. Yet, it can be done. The African Union and the European Union will be showing up with a plan that is already posted on their Internet sites.

Does the minister realize that his lack of transparency is not just scuttling Quebec's efforts but that it may result in the failure of negotiations in Cancun? Does he realize what he is doing?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   The Environment
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November 18, 2010

Mr. Bernard Bigras (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, the Government of Canada is going to Cancun without a credible plan for fighting greenhouse gases. Before unelected Conservative senators defeated a bill approved by the House without even studying it, Canada had a game plan for effectively fighting climate change. By killing this bill, the Conservatives have ensured that they are free to defend the interests of oil companies in Cancun.

Is that not the crux of the matter—defending the oil companies' interests in Cancun?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   The Environment
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November 17, 2010

Mr. Bernard Bigras (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, I do not think the parliamentary secretary understood my question, and the Prime Minister was not listening either. Today the question is clear. What we want to know is whether the Minister of the Environment will fulfill his international responsibilities and go directly to Cancun for the next conference on climate change. Yes or no?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   The Environment
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November 17, 2010

Mr. Bernard Bigras (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, it is no secret that the government and the Minister of the Environment have no interest in fighting climate change. In the past, the minister has shown that he would rather torpedo the work of conferences on climate change than work constructively to ensure their success.

In light of the Conservatives' obvious lack of interest in environmental issues, can the Prime Minister guarantee that the Minister of the Environment will attend the 16th Conference of the Parties, which will be held in Cancun?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   The Environment
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November 16, 2010

Mr. Bernard Bigras (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, the Minister of the Environment is minimizing the importance of the upcoming climate change summit in Cancun. The Conservative government still does not have a clear plan, objective or policy. It is showing up in Cancun empty handed. It was precisely that type of attitude that torpedoed the Copenhagen conference.

Does the minister realize that his attitude is contributing to what will inevitably be a series of negotiations that will result in lip service and nothing binding?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   The Environment
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