Yvan LOUBIER

LOUBIER, Yvan, B.A., M.A.

Personal Data

Party
Bloc Québécois
Constituency
Saint-Hyacinthe--Bagot (Quebec)
Birth Date
April 10, 1959
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yvan_Loubier
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=d3c0bcbc-2d31-4153-9833-c9601f52093e&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
consultant in economic policies and international trade, economist

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
BQ
  Saint-Hyacinthe--Bagot (Quebec)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
BQ
  Saint-Hyacinthe--Bagot (Quebec)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
BQ
  Saint-Hyacinthe--Bagot (Quebec)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
BQ
  Saint-Hyacinthe--Bagot (Quebec)
January 23, 2006 - February 21, 2007
BQ
  Saint-Hyacinthe--Bagot (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 361 of 361)


January 19, 1994

Mr. Yvan Loubier (Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot)

Mr. Speaker, when I heard the Minister of Foreign Affairs a while ago comment at length the speech of my leader, the Leader of the Opposition, I thought I was in the twilight zone. It was as though the minister had never lived through the last 15 or 20 years in Quebec and in Canada. It was as though the member for Papineau-Saint-Michel and his leader had never participated in the night of the long knives or the Meech failure. I also was led to believe that the member for Papineau-Saint-Michel had never worked for the Bélanger-Campeau Commission, that he had not understood the overwhelming message of the men and women of Quebec who testified in front of that commission. It was as though the reply of September 24, 1991, that of Beaudoin-Dobbie and of Beaudoin-Edwards, the July 7th Agreement, as well as the Charlottetown Agreement, rejected with a massive majority by Quebecers, had never existed. In one word, I thought I was on another planet.

When I heard the member for Papineau-Saint-Michel question the legitimacy of the vote expressed by Quebecers and the legitimacy of the Bloc Quebecois as the Official Opposition, that helped me understand how the member viewed democracy. If the existence of the Bloc Quebecois has but one merit, Mr. Speaker, it is certainly that of having launched the debate on the future of Quebec and of Canada and that was our first objective.

Therefore, Mr. Speaker, I would urge the member for Papineau-Saint-Michel to be a bit more democratic in the future when he speaks about the Bloc Quebecois and about its role as the Official Opposition.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Speech From The Throne
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January 19, 1994

Mr. Yvan Loubier (Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot)

Mr. Speaker, to pursue this line of questioning, so far the federal government has not demonstrated a firm commitment towards reforming the Canadian tax system to address blatant unfairness and inequities. It is more concerned with testing the public opinion left and right about possible deep cuts pretty well across the board, but especially in social programs, while sparing the rich.

My question is for the Minister of Finance. Is the Minister backing away from undertaking as a matter of urgency a serious and thorough reform of the Canadian tax system to better distribute the burden among Quebec and Canadian taxpayers?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Taxation
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