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  • His favourite word is nations.

NDP MP for Manicouagan (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 48.90% of the vote.

Two months ago

Voted No on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Voted No on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Voted No on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted No on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted No on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, the minister does not seem to be taking the matter seriously. I wonder how he would react if his home had no access to ...

Spoke in the House on Respect for Communities Act Mr. Speaker, I particularly appreciated my colleague's speech. It was very enlightening, and it will serve as inspiration for my own speech, which will be taking ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Bill C-555, An Act respecting the Marine Mammal Regulations (seal fishery observation ... Thank you. Mr. Sylvestre, I've read your statement. As I am the critic for my party for aboriginal affairs, I hope that you will forgive me ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, today, thousands of Canadians and first nations members are joining the Our Dreams Matter Too walk, calling for better education and health care for ...

Spoke in the House on Youth Centres in Quebec Mr. Speaker, last Saturday, for the first time in 20 years, I got on a bike to join the clients and supporters of the Centres jeunesse ...

Spoke in the House on Victims Bill of Rights Mr. Speaker, I will begin my speech by assessing the merit of what is new about Bill C-32, which creates the Canadian victims bill of rights. ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Votes 1 and 5 under CANADIAN NORTHERN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ... Very well. You can answer me in writing. Thank you, Minister. The supplementary estimates (A) allocate $127 million for the assessment, management and remediation of federal ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, for several days, I have been asking the Minister of Justice about the reasons for the disappearances and murders of aboriginal women. The minister ...

Spoke in the House on Marine Mammal Regulations Mr. Speaker, I would like to pick up where I left off a few months ago. If memory serves me correctly, my speech was about the ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, while the minister gives us meaningless answers to the effect that the root cause of crimes against aboriginal women is criminals, thousands of aboriginal ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Subject Matter of Wills and Estates I understood that you have also worked with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada on estates-related matters. To your knowledge, has the department ever provided figures ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Subject Matter of Wills and Estates I will now talk about holograph wills prepared by individuals without the help of a notary. You know that, in Quebec, holographs have to be probated ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Supplementary Estimates (C) 2013-14: Vote 3c under CANADIAN NORTHERN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, ... Mr. Minister, we know that the sum of $22 million under vote 10 as well as a sum of $12.7 million under vote 1 will be ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Bill C-15, An Act to replace the Northwest Territories Act to implement ... To my mind, the amendment, as it currently stands, speaks to the multi-stakeholder dimension that is paramount to the type of agreement and procedures we're discussing. ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Bill C-15, An Act to replace the Northwest Territories Act to implement ... To your knowledge, were legal counsel in your department also asked to give their opinion on the legitimacy, or at least the potential contentiousness, of the ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Bill C-15, An Act to replace the Northwest Territories Act to implement ... Good morning. Your presentation was on devolution. However, there is one element that you did not bring up during your presentation, and I have not seen ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) There is budget day, then there is budget night ... Peter Milliken, who drove in for the event; Andrew Scheer; NDP MPs Alain Giguère and Jonathan Genest-Jourdain; Liberal MP Mark Eyking; Brian Lee Crowley, Director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute; Julie Jacobson and Yaroslav Baran of Earnscliffe.

Mentioned by Yahoo! News Canada (blog) PQ politician falls asleep in legislature, says he might have sleeping disorder Other politicians caught falling asleep: Conservative MP Rob Anders in the House of Commons: Jason Kenney at Peter Lougheed's funeral service: NDP MP Jonathan Genest-Jourdain during a debate about the long-gun registry: Are you a politics junkie?

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) Northwest Territories comes to Ottawa iPolitics/Cynthia Münster · Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq and former MP Nancy Karetak-Lindell, currently of Northwestel Inc · NDP MPs Pierre Nantel, Jonathan Genest-Jourdain and Linda Duncan. iPolitics/Cynthia · Conservative MP Chris Warkentin, ...

Mentioned by Globe and Mail Natives are under-represented in Parliament – and for women and youth, it's ... The seven are Roméo Saganash (Cree First Nation of Waswanipi), Peter Penashue (Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation), Jonathan Genest-Jourdain (Innu Takuaikan Uashat mak Mani-Utenam Band), Rob Clarke (Muskeg Lake First Nation), Leona Aglukkaq (of ...

Mentioned by Paris Star Tri-council delegation to Ottawa 'unprecedented' ... other co-operative Ottawa officials, the delegation had a meeting with Liberal leader Bob Rae and MP Carolyn Bennett, Liberal critic for aboriginal affairs; and an NDP caucus made up of aboriginal affairs critic Jean Crowder, MP Jonathan Genest-Jourdain, ...

Mentioned by Brantford Expositor Tri-council delegation to Ottawa 'unprecedented' | Brantford-Brant | News ... ... other co-operative Ottawa officials, the delegation had a meeting with Liberal leader Bob Rae and MP Carolyn Bennett, Liberal critic for aboriginal affairs; and an NDP caucus made up of aboriginal affairs critic Jean Crowder, MP Jonathan Genest-Jourdain, ...