Francine LALONDE

LALONDE, Francine, B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Bloc Québécois
Constituency
La Pointe-de-l'Île (Quebec)
Birth Date
August 24, 1940
Deceased Date
January 16, 2014
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francine_Lalonde
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=eb05c123-3a3e-4bfe-b4a3-d60e292d8387&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lecturer, teacher, unionist

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
BQ
  Mercier (Quebec)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
BQ
  Mercier (Quebec)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
BQ
  Mercier (Quebec)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
BQ
  La Pointe-de-l'Île (Quebec)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
BQ
  La Pointe-de-l'Île (Quebec)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
BQ
  La Pointe-de-l'Île (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 319)


May 27, 2010

Ms. Francine Lalonde (La Pointe-de-l'Île, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, the New York Times and UNICEF have added their voices to those Amnesty International and others to demand that Omar Khadr be treated as a child soldier.

Anthony Lake of UNICEF is even warning that the trial of Omar Khadr, who was arrested when he was 15, could set a dangerous international precedent for other child soldiers.

How can the government explain its stubbornness in ignoring treaties on the rights of children and refusing to repatriate Omar Khadr, the last westerner in Guantanamo?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Foreign Affairs
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May 12, 2010

Ms. Francine Lalonde (La Pointe-de-l'Île, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, the Canadian government's campaign to join the UN Security Council is not doing that well over in Africa. Its failure to invest in that continent in terms of international aid—reduced from 14 to 7 priority countries—has been strongly criticized. Furthermore, its backward position on women's health has no credibility.

Does the government realize that its conservative policies at the international level are hampering its campaign for a seat on the Security Council?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   International Co-operation
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May 12, 2010

Ms. Francine Lalonde (La Pointe-de-l'Île, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, when he was in opposition, the Prime Minister blindly supported the United States' illegal and immoral war in Iraq, when the UN Security Council opposed such unilateral action. Clearly the Prime Minister does not believe in multilateralism.

How could he possibly think that Canada has any chance of joining the Security Council when he has so little respect for the multilateral decisions made by the UN?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   International Co-operation
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May 6, 2010

Ms. Francine Lalonde (La Pointe-de-l'Île, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, at the G8 conference of senior officials on security, the Minister of Foreign Affairs specifically targeted Iran and called for stronger nuclear non-proliferation provisions. That is fine, but my question is not just about Iran.

Does the government intend to support Hillary Clinton's ambitious objective to create a nuclear-weapons-free zone across the Middle East?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Nuclear Disarmament
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May 6, 2010

Ms. Francine Lalonde (La Pointe-de-l'Île, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, earlier this week, the U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, said that she was ready to “support efforts to realize the goal of a weapons-of-mass-destruction-free zone in the Middle East”. Her statement applies to both Iran and Israel.

Does the Conservative government agree that an international conference to create a nuclear-weapons-free zone in the Middle East should be held as soon as possible?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Nuclear Disarmament
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