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In Memory of Jean Béliveau

Posted on December 11, 2014 | No Comments

Dear Readers,

On December 10, 2014 in the House of Commons, I paid homage to the great Jean Béliveau. You can view the statement I delivered below:

Stéphane Dion

Interview – Independent Media Arts Alliance, Arts Day on the Hill (21 October 2014)

Posted on December 9, 2014 | No Comments

Dear all,

During “Arts Day on the Hill” on 21 October 2014, I met with the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) to discuss the importance, and the future, of arts for Canadian communities.

Below is the video of this interview.

This organisation also talked with other MPs of various parties. To find out more, please click here.

As always, I look forward to reading your comments!

Stéphane Dion

Question Period: Cacouna and Belugas (3 December 2014, House of Commons, Parliament of Canada, Ottawa)

Posted on December 4, 2014 | No Comments

Dear all,

On December 3, 2014, during Question Period, I asked the government why it did nothing to protect the Saint-Lawrence belugas, which are now critically endangered. One might say that Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Gail Shea’s response does nothing but muddy the waters…

Below is the transcript of our exchange.

Enjoy your read!

Stéphane Dion

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Hon. Stéphane Dion (Saint-Laurent—Cartierville, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, speaking of belugas, the government is responsible for this whole Cacouna mess. Why has it not done anything to protect belugas or the other 66 species that have been deemed at risk by scientists since 2011?

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ director general for the Quebec region said that the area around Cacouna needs to be protected. He said that the decree will reflect that.

Does the minister agree with her director general or will she, once again, shirk her responsibilities?

 

Hon. Gail Shea (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, it is already illegal to kill, capture, harass, or harm the beluga whale or to destroy its habitat under the Species at Risk Act, the fisheries protection provisions of the Fisheries Act, and the marine mammal regulations.

St. Lawrence belugas are listed as threatened, and all the required protections are currently in place. COSEWIC has proposed to list it as endangered. A decision will be made after consultations are held—that is the process—and information and impacts are analyzed.

Making Climate Promises Count

Posted on December 1, 2014 | No Comments

Dear all, On December 1st, 2014, opening day of the UN-sponsored Lima Conference on climate change, Project Syndicate published “Making Climate Promises Count”, an article I […]

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Question Period: Library and Archives Canada (27 November 2014, House of Commons, Parliament of Canada, Ottawa)

Posted on November 28, 2014 | No Comments

Dear all, On November 27, 2014, I asked the Conservative government why it has left Canada’s archives in such a sorry state. You will find my […]

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Improving Canadian Democracy

Posted on November 26, 2014 | No Comments

Dear all, On November 25, 2014, I participated in a debate on democratic reform in Canada, organized by the University of Ottawa. I made the point […]

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Celebrating Canadian Museums Day

Posted on November 21, 2014 | No Comments

Dear all, I am pleased to share the statement I delivered in the House on November 18, 2014 on the occasion of Canadian Museums Day with you. You […]

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Question Period: Bill C-10 (19 November 2014, House of Commons, Parliament of Canada, Ottawa)

Posted on November 20, 2014 | No Comments

Dear all, At Question Period on November 19, 2014, I asked the Conservative government to compensate the provinces for the added costs of its bad policies […]

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Question Period: CBC / Radio-Canada (17 November 2014, House of Commons, Parliament of Canada, Ottawa)

Posted on November 19, 2014 | No Comments

Dear all, The Conservatives had promised they would maintain or increase support for the CBC. On November 17, 2014, I asked them why they broke their […]

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CBC: the Liberal Vision

Posted on November 15, 2014 | No Comments

Dear all, On November 15, 2014, I was invited to the annual convention of the Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec to present Justin Trudeau’s and […]

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