Francis Scarpaleggia
Francis Scarpaleggia
Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Louis
November 3, 2022
Speech: Veteran homelessness
Madam Speaker, I commend my colleague on a fantastic speech, which I found very interesting, particularly the part about the history of his family and…
October 19, 2022
Speech: Modernizing the Canadian Environmental Protection Act
Madam Speaker, I am pleased to participate in this debate. Before I get into the substance of Bill S‑5, I would like to share a…
October 18, 2022
Speech: Ukraine
Madam Speaker, I rise today to speak to this motion, though my reason for being in the House this morning was to get up and…
October 6, 2022
Newsletter to Constituents
Fall 2022
September 15, 2022
Speech: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Mr. Speaker, I listened to almost all the speeches today, whether from here in my seat in this House of Parliament or behind the curtain…
August 22, 2022
Release: Federal government invests in Beaconsfield’s Briarwood Park
August 22, 2022 Francis Scarpaleggia, Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Louis and Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, today…
June 22, 2022
Statement: Retirement of Reverend Shaun Fryday
Mr. Speaker, last Sunday, the congregation at Beaconsfield United Church celebrated Reverend Shaun Fryday as he prepared to embark on a well-deserved retirement after 22…
June 21, 2022
Speech: Bill C-21 (firearms)
First of all, I would like to preface my remarks by saying that the gun owners I know, and I suppose out of all the…
June 14, 2022
Speech: Bill C-5 (sentencing reform)
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to stand and speak to this bill. As I was preparing my speech, I was thinking back to the 1990s,…
June 13, 2022
Article: A comprehensive and accountable framework for climate success
As we near the one-year anniversary of the Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act receiving Royal Assent, it is an appropriate time to highlight our Liberal government’s ongoing…
June 13, 2022
Speech: Bill C-11 (Online Streaming Act)
Madam Speaker, this is the second time I am rising in the House to speak to this bill. I also spoke when Bill C-10 was introduced and…
June 10, 2022
Speech: Minimum withdrawals from Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIF)
Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin by congratulating my colleague, the member for Etobicoke North, and thanking her for choosing such an important and timely…
June 10, 2022
Statement: Cassandra Gillen (Terry Fox Humanitarian Award)
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Cassandra Gillen on being one of the young recipients of this year’s Terry Fox Humanitarian Award. Cassandra’s passion…
May 19, 2022
Speech: Bank of Canada independence
Madam Speaker, I recognize that the banking system is the lifeblood of the economy, but talking about banking can sometimes be a bit dry, so…
May 18, 2022
Speech: McGill University Symposium (Healthy Food Systems)
I would like to begin by acknowledging that we are here today on the traditional unceded territory of the Kanien’kéhaka people.  I am proud to represent…
April 26, 2022
Speech: Bill C-226 (environmental justice)
Madam Speaker, I, too, would like to acknowledge that we are here today on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin people. I am honoured…
April 26, 2022
Speech: Budget 2022
Madam Speaker, I would like to dedicate my speech today to Tania Woroby, now retired from teaching, but who taught me my first economics class…
April 7, 2022
Statement: Lyle Cruickshank
Madam Speaker, Montreal’s West Island has lost a true gentleman and man of integrity who contributed in so many meaningful ways to community and country.…
April 6, 2022
SPEECH: Bill C-13 (amendments to the Official Languages Act)
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to debate this bill, which is very important for our country and for official…
March 25, 2022
Speech: Federal vaccine mandate
There is no overstating the fact that the past two years have not been easy. As individuals and as a society, we are all worn…
March 22, 2022
Statement: World Water Day
Mr. Speaker, World Water Day is a day to promote awareness of the urgent need to protect and sustainably manage this precious resource that is…
March 4, 2022
Speech: Ukraine
Courage has a home country, and that country is Ukraine. Courage has a people, and that people is the Ukrainian people. Ukrainians’ resilience is legendary…
February 19, 2022
Speech: Emergency Measures Act
Madam Speaker, like my colleague who spoke before me, I would like to thank the members of the Parliamentary Protective Service and the peace officers…
February 16, 2022
Speech: Bill C-11 (online streaming services)
Madam Speaker, I am very pleased to rise this afternoon to speak to Bill C‑11. During the 43rd Parliament, I gave a speech at second reading…
January 31, 2022
Speech: Reply to the Speech from the Throne (Climate Change and Water Security)
Madam Speaker, I would like to begin by acknowledging that I am rising on the traditional unceded territory of the Anishinabe Algonquin people. I would…
January 17, 2022
Newsletter to Constituents
Winter 2022
December 14, 2021
Release: Chairing the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development
Francis Scarpaleggia, Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Louis, today was elected Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development. The multi-party…
December 7, 2021
Statement: John Meaney
Mr. Speaker, no one elected has served the City of Kirkland longer than John Meaney, who sadly left us last month. First elected to city…
November 25, 2021
Statement: Rachel Watts
Mr. Speaker, I am proud to share the news with members of the House that one of my constituents, Rachel Watts, a fourth-year journalism student…
June 2, 2021
Release: Launching the Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund
Black business owners and entrepreneurs are essential to our communities, and yet, far too many Black business owners are dealing with the effects of systemic…
May 31, 2021
Statement: Terry DiMonte retirement
Mr. Speaker, last Friday, a Canadian radio icon, Terry DiMonte, signed off the CHOM airwaves for the last time, after a stellar 40-year-plus career as…
May 3, 2021
Speech: Net Zero Accountability Act
Madam Speaker, the climate change challenge has often been compared to the moon shot of the 1960s. The moon shot involved a redoubling of resolve…
April 26, 2021
Speech: Budget 2021
Madam Speaker, I have been listening to the official opposition on the budget for the last few days, and it is difficult to ascertain, at…
April 12, 2021
Statement: McGill University’s Bicentennial
Mr. Speaker, on March 31, McGill University celebrated the 200th anniversary of its founding. This historic institution of higher learning has been central to Canada’s…
April 6, 2021
Newsletter to Constituents
Spring 2021
March 9, 2021
Statement: David Schindler
Mr. Speaker, Canada has lost a passionate and tireless advocate for our most vital resource, fresh water. Dr. David Schindler was not only a world-renowned…
February 16, 2021
Statement: Wolf Solkin
Madam Speaker, the term “force of nature” does not apply to many people. Wolf Solkin was a force of nature: an extraordinary individual who lived…
February 2, 2021
Release: Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP)
The new Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP) is now open for applications. As first outlined in the 2020 Fall Economic Statement, HASCAP will…
January 27, 2021
Speech: Study on freshwater policies (2)
Madam Speaker, we need the study on this motion because it is time we gave formal and comprehensive attention to the protection and management of…
December 4, 2020
Release: CEBA - Additional $20,000 available
Eligible businesses facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are now able to access a second Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) loan…
December 1, 2020
Release: Black Entrepreneurship Program
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, has announced the opening of applications for the Black Entrepreneurship Program’s National…
November 26, 2020
Release: Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)
The Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) is open for applications through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Qualifying organizations can now apply directly for the subsidy…
November 25, 2020
Statement: Antoinette Scarano
Mr. Speaker, strong communities are possible only with the involvement of selfless individuals who give their time, energy, heart and soul to local causes and…
November 19, 2020
Speech: amendments to the Broadcasting Act (online content providers)
Madam Speaker, Canada did not happen by accident. Canada is a conscious act of will to create a distinct political, economic and cultural space in…
November 19, 2020
Statement: Dr. Florentino Rosario
Mr. Speaker, the Montreal Filipino-Canadian community and broader Montreal community have lost a true humanitarian, gentleman and civic builder.  Dr. Florentino Rosario’s life and career…
November 18, 2020
Statement: Retirement of Mayor Maria Tutino
Mr. Speaker, I have rarely met an elected representative at any level of government as attuned to the interests and concerns of her constituents as…
November 2, 2020
Release: Canada United Small Business Relief Fund
The federal government has announced an investment of $12 million in the Canada United Small Business Relief Fund to provide grants of up to $5,000…
November 2, 2020
Release: Changes to CEBA
The federal government announced that the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) will now be available to businesses that have been operating out of a non-business…
October 29, 2020
Speech: Study on federal freshwater policies (1)
Madam Speaker, I rise in the House this evening to support my motion, which asks the House to send the message that now is the…
October 18, 2020
Release: New support measures for businesses
Last week, the government announced its intention to introduce new, targeted supports to help hard-hit businesses experiencing a drop in revenue due to the pandemic.…
October 9, 2020
Release: Emergency Community Support Fund
The Emergency Community Support Fund is now accepting new applications. In the first round of funding, three national intermediaries—the Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of…
October 9, 2020
Release: Regional Relief and Recovery Fund
The Government of Canada has announced an additional $600 million to support businesses and workers through the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF). This relief…
October 5, 2020
Statement: Al Gardner
Mr. Speaker, the City of Beaconsfield has lost a beloved and respected people's representative. Councillor Al Gardner left us suddenly and far too soon this…
October 1, 2020
Speech: Reply to Speech from the Throne
Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise today to speak on the subject of the throne speech. Looking around makes me think of how…
September 17, 2020
Release: West Island Mission receives federal funding to improve food security
September 17, 2020 – Pointe-Claire, Quebec – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Food banks and other local food organizations across Canada are facing an increased demand…
July 29, 2020
Release: Tax-deadline extensions
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has announced an additional extension to the payment deadline for 2019 taxes, originally extended to September 1 in the context…
July 22, 2020
Release: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
The federal government is further modifying the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) following an extensive consultation aimed at ensuring the program better protects jobs and…
July 21, 2020
Statement: Montreak Sikh Community
Madam Speaker, the Montreal Sikh community, inspired by the tenets of the religious tradition established by Guru Nanak, places the highest priority on the values…
July 21, 2020
Release: Supporting Canadians with disabilities
The federal government is moving ahead with providing support for individuals with disabilities. The number of Canadians and permanent residents who will benefit from this…
June 22, 2020
Message to graduates of the Class of 2020
One of the highlights of each year for me as a Member of Parliament is attending high school graduation ceremonies. I find these ceremonies refreshing and hopeful.…
June 18, 2020
Release: Join the Lac-Saint-Louis Youth Council
Constituency Youth Council 2020-2021: An opportunity to have your voice heard on issues facing Canada Giving youth a voice is vital to our democracy. A youth perspective…
June 12, 2020
Covid-19 Support Measures
The following note has been updated to include the latest information on federal support measures in response to COVID-19. Below is a brief summary of some…
June 12, 2020
Black Lives Matter
The tragic death of George Floyd and the events that have ensued cast a light on something that we have ignored for too long. We…
May 26, 2020
Speech: Virtual Hybrid Parliament
Mr. Speaker, it is a great pleasure to be in the House today to debate the important issue of the pandemic that this country is…
February 24, 2020
Statement: Kirkland Oldtimers
Mr. Speaker, the Kirkland Oldtimers Hockey League is a pillar of sporting life in Montreal’s West Island. The league allows those of all ages who…
May 27, 2019
Speech: government motion on national climate emergency
Madam Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise to speak to this very important motion. I think the motion has two objectives. First, it will…
April 12, 2019
Speech: Budget 2019
Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise in the House this afternoon to speak to Budget 2019, on behalf of my constituents. I will…
April 1, 2019
Newsletter to Constituents
Spring 2019
December 3, 2018
Speech: plastics pollution in water
Mr. Speaker, I am very happy to rise in the House to discuss the motion this morning. As my colleague said, the government will support…
November 23, 2018
Speech: Canada Post
Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to speak after my colleague from Repentigny. She gave a very clear, rigorous and thorough speech. She made her…
November 19, 2018
Statement: Pointe-Claire Oldtimers Hockey
Mr. Speaker, last month I had the pleasure of attending an inspiring evening that combined our national love of hockey with another signature Canadian value,…
October 31, 2018
Statement: Municipalité Écon'eau (City of Beaconsfield)
Mr. Speaker, the City of Beaconsfield, in my riding of Lac-Saint-Louis, recently received the Municipalité Écon’eau attestation from Reseau Environnement for its ambitious efforts in…
October 16, 2018
Question Period: Kathryn Spirit (abandoned vessel in Beauharnois)
Mr. Speaker, citizens of Beauharnois and the greater Lac Saint-Louis region have been asking for years for the removal of the Kathryn Spirit. This derelict…
September 28, 2018
Statement: WIAIH’s 60th Anniversary
Mr. Speaker, this weekend, the West Island Association for the Intellectually Handicapped will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a block party at its historic building…
September 28, 2018
Speech: Bill C-326 (drinking water guidelines) Part 3
Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased that Bill C-326 has moved past second reading and committee stage and is back in the House for third…
June 14, 2018
Speech: carbon pricing
The impacts of climate change, such as coastal erosion, thawing permafrost, and increases in heat waves, droughts, and flooding are already being felt throughout Canada.…
June 11, 2018
Speech:‎ strengthening the Fisheries Act
Madam Speaker, this is a very interesting discussion and there have been some good speeches this evening. I will start by saying there are two…
May 22, 2018
Speech: Amendments to the Canada Election Act
Mr. Speaker, today I will be splitting my time with the member for West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country, the very dynamic Parliamentary Secretary to…
April 1, 2018
Newsletter to constituents
Spring 2018
March 19, 2018
Speech: Budget 2018
Madam Speaker, I am very pleased today to share my time with the hon. member for Scarborough—Guildwood. This is an opportunity I am very pleased…
November 2, 2017
Statement: Tony Di Gennaro
Mr. Speaker, this coming Sunday, Tony Di Gennaro would have begun his third term as councillor for Brunswick in the city of Kirkland. Sadly, this…
October 17, 2017
Statement: tribute to Natalie Chapman
Mr. Speaker, there are people of such energy, vision, tenacity, and commitment to community that they become the foundation of the quality of life we…
September 19, 2017
Statement: Nick Di Tomaso
Mr. Speaker, Montreal's West Island has lost a true friend and stalwart. From the humblest of beginnings, Nick Di Tomaso rose through the ranks of…
June 8, 2017
Speech: Nuclear Weapons Ban
Mr. Speaker, in 1962, for 13 days, the world was at the brink. I was very young at the time. I was unaware of developments.…
April 6, 2017
Speech: Ottawa River Council
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise this afternoon in support of Motion No. 104, sponsored by my colleague from Ottawa South. We have sat…
March 22, 2017
Statement: World Water Day
Mr. Speaker, World Water Day gains in significance every year as it becomes more and more obvious that water, our most precious and live-giving resource,…
February 8, 2017
Speech: M-69 (lead in drinking water)
Madam Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to rise today to speak to this important motion. It is obvious but nonetheless worth repeating that water…
February 6, 2017
Statement: Teacher Appreciation Week
Mr. Speaker, during this Teacher Appreciation Week in Quebec, I would like to thank all the educators in my riding of Lac-Saint-Louis for their dedication…
January 31, 2017
Speech: palliative care
Mr. Speaker, a few years ago, members from all parties in the House, including myself, established a committee on palliative and compassionate care. The mandate…
June 16, 2016
Statement: West Island Youth Symphony Orchestra's 30th Anniversary
Mr. Speaker, I rise to congratulate the West Island Youth Symphony Orchestra on its 30th anniversary. This is a proud milestone for maestro Stewart Grant,…
May 31, 2016
Speech: Medical Aid in Dying
In this postmodern world of ours, with its tendency at times toward a certain kind of what some might call libertarian relativism, we must continue…
May 10, 2016
Statement: Joan Hadrill
Mr. Speaker, Montreal’s West Island has lost a woman of peace and principle, who was committed to social justice in all its forms. Joan Hadrill…
April 12, 2016
Speech: Budget 2016
Mr. Speaker, the budget is a document that is both nuanced and comprehensive. It implements many election promises that, taken together, constitute the economic vision…
April 12, 2016
Statement: passing of Claire Kirkland-Casgrain
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to a woman who was a pioneer in a time of change. Claire Kirkland-Casgrain was the first…
Main Office - Pointe-Claire
1 Holiday Avenue, East Tower, Suite 635
Pointe-Claire, Quebec
H9R 5N3


Show Map

Hill Office
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6


Show Map