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 2 of 156)


March 22, 2011

Ms. Raymonde Folco (Laval—Les Îles, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I am wondering if the member also met with the RCMP.

Mr. Carson acted as a witness to a contract stipulating that 20% of the sales from water-filtration systems in cultural communities would be paid to his fiancée. She stood to gain up to $80 million from the contract. Oddly enough, Mr. Carson allegedly met with his Conservative minister friends to discuss access to clean drinking water in aboriginal communities.

Did the Conservatives fill Ms. McPherson's hope chest at the expense of the first nations?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Ethics
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March 22, 2011

Ms. Raymonde Folco (Laval—Les Îles, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, in addition to the Conservatives' electoral fraud, the RCMP is now investigating Bruce Carson, the Prime Minister's former chief of staff.

How can a man who was disbarred as a lawyer and imprisoned for fraud become the Prime Minister's chief of staff?

The Minister of the Environment allegedly discussed files pertaining to safe drinking water for aboriginal communities with Mr. Carson in violation of lobbying laws.

Was the Minister of the Environment also reported to the RCMP?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Ethics
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March 21, 2011

Ms. Raymonde Folco (Laval—Les Îles, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, on March 20, the whole world celebrated La Francophonie. Today we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Unfortunately, the Conservative government has ignored these two events.

Canada has cut funding for Canadian organizations that work to promote democracy, and has abandoned the project that was to create an agency to promote democracy abroad.

In the current international context, African countries, including some that belong to La Francophonie, are most in need of help with creating and strengthening their democracies.

The government's lack of action suggests a withdrawal from the international Francophonie and a policy that discriminates against Africa, made worse by the removal of many African countries from the international priority list for assistance.

I am asking the Conservatives to stop this discriminatory policy and to free up the money required to respect the commitments that have already been made to democratic development.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Democratic Development
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March 10, 2011

Ms. Raymonde Folco (Laval—Les Îles, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, there is no end to the arrogance of this Prime Minister. The Conservatives wanted to limit the privileges of this House. They use government resources to engage in politicking. They even engineered a major electoral fraud. And now the Prime Minister wants officials to no longer refer to the Government of Canada, but to the “H government” instead.

The Government of Canada does not belong to him; Canada does not belong to him either. Does the Prime Minister understand that what he is doing is an abuse of power and that he is insulting all Canadians?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Government Communications
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March 8, 2011

Ms. Raymonde Folco (Laval—Les Îles, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. I would like to congratulate the women of my riding, Laval—Les Îles, the women of Canada and women around the world who fight for equality, peace and liberty. The world has witnessed the strength of their vision and their tenacity. Women are standing up, side by side, against authoritarian governments in places like Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia and now Libya.

The message is clear: one century later, women are fed up. They are demanding that governments meet their millennium development goals immediately.

Here in Canada, a century later, this is what women are telling the Conservative government: stop cutting funding to NGOs that provide assistance to women and children; advance the rights of women and girls by approving safe reproductive rights; protect women and enable them to retain their dignity by supporting safe abortion practices, especially in cases of violence and rape.

Equality means dignity.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   International Women's Day
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