Paule BRUNELLE

BRUNELLE, Paule, B.Sp.

Personal Data

Party
Bloc Québécois
Constituency
Trois-Rivières (Quebec)
Birth Date
August 21, 1953
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paule_Brunelle
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c40368e8-2fd0-4120-b04f-63a41326e7d9&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businesswoman, executive director

Parliamentary Career

June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
BQ
  Trois-Rivières (Quebec)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
BQ
  Trois-Rivières (Quebec)
  • Deputy Whip of the Bloc Québécois (June 26, 2008 - October 30, 2008)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
BQ
  Trois-Rivières (Quebec)
  • Deputy Whip of the Bloc Québécois (June 26, 2008 - October 30, 2008)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 93)


March 24, 2011

Ms. Paule Brunelle (Trois-Rivières, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, Quebec has imposed a moratorium until 2012 on the exploration and development of hydrocarbon deposits in the St. Lawrence, while awaiting the results of environmental evaluations.

In the name of the precautionary principle, will the Conservative government ask Newfoundland and Labrador for a moratorium on the exploration and development of oil and gas deposits in the St. Lawrence until serious environmental studies can be conducted?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Natural Resources
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March 24, 2011

Ms. Paule Brunelle (Trois-Rivières, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, in order to take over a larger share of the Old Harry deposit, Newfoundland and Labrador is refusing to recognize the validity of the agreement between Quebec and the Atlantic provinces concerning their borders in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Newfoundland and Labrador claims the agreement is invalid because it has not been ratified by the federal government.

Since the government says it is at the regulatory stage, will it immediately ratify the 1964 agreement so that Quebec can have full jurisdiction over its territory, rather than again favouring Newfoundland and Labrador?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Natural Resources
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March 10, 2011

Ms. Paule Brunelle (Trois-Rivières, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate my Liberal colleague and thank her for her excellent speech. We appreciate her intellectual analysis of the issues.

She said that Canadian democracy was built brick by brick, but it could also be said that it was built stone by stone. But right now the Conservative government is trying to dismantle it through various means, including by denying democracy to the point where the Conservatives are telling Bloc members that they are not legitimate in the House and that they are useless. When the Conservatives are in opposition, we will return the message.

The Conservatives travelled across Canada and spent $250 million on 80 events during the break week as part of a pre-election campaign. They ignored the fact that the Government of Canada, not the government of the Prime Minister, was footing the bill. What does my colleague think?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Business of Supply
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March 10, 2011

Ms. Paule Brunelle (Trois-Rivières, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, the minister has just demonstrated that, after fostering a culture of secrecy by providing as little information as possible, this government developed a new strategy: dodging the issue. We have seen that the Conservative government does not really stick to this motion, but wanders off topic.

I would like to speak to him about the government's attitude, which is truly autocratic and undemocratic. Government employees were issued a directive at the end of last year to replace “Government of Canada” on all correspondence with the Prime Minister's name followed by the word “Government”. Speaking of autocracy, this makes me think of Louis XIV, who said, “L'État, c'est moi.” or “I am the State”.

What is going on? Have the Conservatives becomes so authoritarian, undemocratic and disconnected that they are not only giving speeches in the House that are not even related to the motion, but also withholding information and resorting to all sorts of wrongdoings? I would like to remind them that they are the ones who were charged by Elections Canada.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Business of Supply
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March 10, 2011

Ms. Paule Brunelle (Trois-Rivières, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, I am going to address my House leader. The Minister of International Cooperation changed her story a few times, but what really concerns us is the fact that she denied funding to KAIROS against the advice of her officials. So what did she have against KAIROS? What is this organization?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Business of Supply
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