Jean-Claude D'AMOURS

D'AMOURS, Jean-Claude, B.A., B. Comm.

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Madawaska--Restigouche (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
December 19, 1972
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Claude_D'Amours
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c8697d30-cfba-4c08-82e3-cb65db980f86&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
account executive, development manager, financial agent / adviser / consultant

Parliamentary Career

June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
LIB
  Madawaska--Restigouche (New Brunswick)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
LIB
  Madawaska--Restigouche (New Brunswick)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
LIB
  Madawaska--Restigouche (New Brunswick)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 96)


March 24, 2011

Mr. Jean-Claude D'Amours (Madawaska—Restigouche, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, it was scandalous enough that the Conservatives were giving jobs to their special friends in Atlantic Canada, but the appointment of incompetent people who are not even bilingual is the last straw. In an effort to do damage control, they plan to pay up to two years of salary, or a quarter of a million dollars, so that these individuals can learn French.

Do the Conservatives take the people of Atlantic Canada for fools?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Government Appointments
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March 23, 2011

Mr. Jean-Claude D'Amours (Madawaska—Restigouche, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, on Sunday, March 6, 2011, I had the honour to attend a dinner at the Campbellton Civic Centre, organized by Femmes acadiennes et francophones de Campbellton in honour of International Women's Day 2011. The goal of the event was to highlight the volunteering done and contributions made by a number of women in their respective communities. I would like to take a moment to highlight the work of the nine women who were recognized: Sister Thérèse Daigle, Lucille Boudreau-Doucet, Nicole Légaré-Dumont, Julienne Perron-Haché, Gisèle Thibodeau-Laviolette, Lorraine Parisé-Léger, Lyne Raymond, Diane Béchard-Robichaud and Monique Arseneault-Savoie.

I sincerely thank them for the time and effort they have invested for the good of their communities. It is very much appreciated. I would like to give special thanks to the organizing committee, chaired by Lorraine Ahier, who helped make this event a huge success. I also thank Denis Poirier for the wonderful music he provided for the evening. It was a pleasure for me to attend this event. To the nine honourees, I say thank you and congratulations.

Topic:   Statements by Members
Subtopic:   Acadian and Francophone Women
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March 22, 2011

Mr. Jean-Claude D'Amours (Madawaska—Restigouche, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, March 20 was the International Day of La Francophonie. However, the Conservatives have clearly abandoned the francophones of this country. When they appeared before the Standing Committee on Official Languages, Service Canada officials confirmed that the Atlantic region was now designated as a unilingual anglophone region.

Can the minister explain what she is doing with the 450,000 francophones living in the Atlantic region? What will they have to do to be respected?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Official Languages
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March 21, 2011

Mr. Jean-Claude D'Amours

With respect to the contract awarded for sending letters to employment insurance offices about the 20 additional weeks of benefits announced in the new employment insurance measures for long-tenured workers: (a) was a call for tenders held for this contract and, if so, where and on what date; (b) what companies bid on the contract; (c) what is the name of the company to which the contract was awarded and on what date was the contract awarded; and (d) what is the total value of the contract?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Questions on the Order Paper
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March 21, 2011

Mr. Jean-Claude D'Amours

Mr. Speaker, I would once again like to thank my Liberal colleague. Quite clearly, had the Conservative government got its priorities straight, rather than negotiating a half-million dollars in severance pay for the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner, it could have focused on coming up with solutions regarding Mr. Chen and his specific situation.

My colleague is right. Mr. Chen was battling a criminal. He then had to battle a particular piece of legislation and ultimately—and this is the worst part—contend with a government that deliberately threw a monkey wrench into the works with the aim of making the process grind to a halt, only to ultimately devise pretexts to get the ball rolling again.

However, as I said, instead of hammering out a half-million-dollar deal with the former Public Sector Integrity Commissioner, why did the government not instead focus on coming up with solutions for individuals like Mr. Chen?

Why did the government not choose to back my colleague, the member for Eglinton—Lawrence, to advance his cause? That would have benefited all Canadians, even though it was perhaps not advantageous for the Conservatives at the time.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Citizen's Arrest and Self-defence Act
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