René CANUEL

CANUEL, René, B.Pd., M.A.

Personal Data

Party
Bloc Québécois
Constituency
Matapédia--Matane (Quebec)
Birth Date
October 21, 1936
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/René_Canuel
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ed001be8-7900-4025-9841-0bc0fbba9d79&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
professor, teacher

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
BQ
  Matapédia--Matane (Quebec)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
BQ
  Matapédia--Matane (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 62)


March 13, 2000

Mr. René Canuel (Matapédia—Matane, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, I have listened to my colleague had to say and I see more and more that there are two entities in Canada: his and that of men and women in Quebec.

I had prepared something for the year 2000, something that could give hope to the Matapédia—Matane people et to all Quebecers.

The inaugural magic of great moments is difficult to conjure up for the humanity. As a magic date, a mythical passage, the arrival of year 2000 created a lot of hope in all our hearts. Many were disappointed, especially since the introduction in this House of Bill C-20. Like the whole of humanity, Quebecers entered the third millennium with a lot of hope and expectations.

On the eve of year 2000, the people had the feeling, the belief that things could now be better. It was even said “Peace and goodwill to all”.

With the minister's Bill C-20, the government cast darkness over that environment. This minister could be called the “son of darkness”, it is incredible how poorly he understands Quebec reality. Once in a while, legislation can be considered a comedy, but if I had to describe this one, I would have to say it is a terrible tragedy.

People on the other side should have a hand dog look tonight. But that is not the case; they are smiling and saying this is a good piece of legislation for Quebec. If by their fruits you shall know them, then—

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   An Act To Give Effect To The Requirement For Clarity As Set Out In The Opinion Of The Supreme Court Of Canada In The Quebec Secession Reference
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March 13, 2000

Mr. René Canuel (Matapédia—Matane, BQ)

moved:

Motion No. 294

That Bill C-20 be amended by adding after line 28 on page 5 the following new clause:

“4. Section 3 shall come into force on the day that is seven years after the day on which this Act is assented to, and sections 1 and 2 shall come into force on the day that is ten years after the day on which this Act is assented to.”

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   An Act To Give Effect To The Requirement For Clarity As Set Out In The Opinion Of The Supreme Court Of Canada In The Quebec Secession Reference
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March 13, 2000

Mr. René Canuel (Matapédia—Matane, BQ)

moved:

Motion No. 104

That Bill C-20 be amended by adding after line 28 on page 5 the following new clause:

“4. (1) On the expiration of two years after the coming into force of this Act, the provisions contained herein shall be referred to such committee of the House of Commons as may be designated or established by Parliament for that purpose.

(2) The committee designated or established for the purpose of subsection (1) shall, as soon as practicable, undertake a comprehensive review of the provisions and operation of this Act and shall, within four years after the review is undertaken submit a report to the House of Commons thereon.”

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   An Act To Give Effect To The Requirement For Clarity As Set Out In The Opinion Of The Supreme Court Of Canada In The Quebec Secession Reference
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March 13, 2000

Mr. René Canuel (Matapédia—Matane, BQ)

moved:

Motion No. 268

That Bill C-20 be amended by adding after line 28 on page 5 the following new clause:

“4. Section 2 shall come into force on the day that is three years after the day on which this Act is assented to, and sections 1 and 3 shall come into force on the day that is ten years after the day on which this Act is assented to.”

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   An Act To Give Effect To The Requirement For Clarity As Set Out In The Opinion Of The Supreme Court Of Canada In The Quebec Secession Reference
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March 13, 2000

Mr. René Canuel

We must be very much worthwhile financially. I have been fighting for sovereignty for the past thirty years at least. I have federalist friends who, fortunately, are realizing more and more that Quebec must become sovereign, not to stir up trouble but to put an end to the squabbles, not to be an enemy but to be more of a friend, because they are going to live in one beautiful country and we in the other. We will then be able to reach out the hand of brotherhood and all will be well.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   An Act To Give Effect To The Requirement For Clarity As Set Out In The Opinion Of The Supreme Court Of Canada In The Quebec Secession Reference
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