Raymonde FOLCO

FOLCO, Raymonde, B.A., M.A.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Laval--Les Îles (Quebec)
Birth Date
March 16, 1940
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymonde_Folco
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c74a4ed9-24d5-4e19-b654-4d20b89be2f6&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
administrator, businesswoman, educational development advisor, manager, senior public servant, teacher

Parliamentary Career

June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Laval West (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources Development (September 1, 2000 - January 12, 2003)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Laval West (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources Development (September 1, 2000 - January 12, 2003)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Laval--Les Îles (Quebec)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  Laval--Les Îles (Quebec)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
LIB
  Laval--Les Îles (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 155 of 156)


November 28, 1997

Ms. Raymonde Folco (Laval West, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, as in previous years, the Laval Volunteer Centre is organizing again this year the 13th edition of its Christmas Basket Campaign, and has set as its goal to collect 500 tonnes of food.

The purpose of this operation is to provide assistance to families who are going through serious economic difficulties because, of illness, bankruptcy or job loss, for example.

By enlisting the co-operation of 600 businesses and with the commitment of 1,400 volunteers and the contributions of the population of Laval, the centre expects to distribute 1,300 food baskets to about 4,000 persons on Sunday, December 21.

There are also in these families children and young people who, unfortunately, cannot enjoy some of the simple pleasures they so justly deserve.

Therefore, the Laval Volunteer Centre also organizes a large campaign to collect new toys so that these children too can enjoy Christmas.

In conclusion, I congratulate the organizers of this important charitable event and I encourage Canadians everywhere in Canada to also become involved in their own community.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Christmas Basket Campaign
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November 27, 1997

Ms. Raymonde Folco (Laval West, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, on Tuesday, the former leader of the yes side during the last referendum campaign in Quebec, Jacques Parizeau, once again accused the Greek, Italian and Jewish communities of being responsible for the sovereignists' loss, in 1995.

The former PQ leader and Quebec premier decided to treat us to more of what he said on the night of the referendum, when he claimed that the yes side had lost because of money and because of the ethnic vote.

Such comments from someone who claimed he could lead a nation are irresponsible and unbefitting. Today, I ask all sovereignists to dissociate themselves from the comments made on Tuesday by the former leader of the yes side. I feel personally insulted by Mr. Parizeau's remarks. Regardless of our origin, we chose Canada as our country and, as citizens of Canada, we take very seriously our duty and our responsibility to express our views on the future of our country by exercising our right to vote.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Jacques Parizeau
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November 17, 1997

Ms. Raymonde Folco (Laval West, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, last week, the former Bloc Quebecois leader said his party should leave the scene.

At last, a sovereignist has suddenly realized that the Bloc Quebecois was taking root, in spite of claiming to be a temporary party. It is the first time that a Bloc Quebecois official alludes so openly to the possibility of a defeat of the yes side in a future referendum.

The former leader also feels that, win or lose, the Bloc Quebecois should leave after the next referendum.

Under the circumstances, and until its demise, the Bloc Quebecois should work much more seriously to try to improve Canadian federalism. It is time for the Bloc to take on this task.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Bloc Quebecois
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October 30, 1997

Ms. Raymonde Folco

He is being generous.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Supply
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October 23, 1997

Ms. Raymonde Folco (Laval West, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, we are witnessing today what appears to be an unprecedented conspiracy against our cousin and friend, France.

We have just learned that recently, without its own government knowing it, a foreign separatist movement had one of its experts attend a meeting of the Guadelupian movement, an organization dedicated to withdrawing this West Indian island from French trusteeship.

This truly looks like interference in the domestic policy of one of Canada's friends. In light of the seriousness of this situation, we demand a clear and unequivocal answer to the following question: Did the Quebec separatist movement delegate hand his hosts a note saying that Quebec will be with Guadeloupe on the road it chooses to take, yes or no?

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Guadeloupe
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