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Liberal MP for Papineau (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 38.40% of the vote.

Today

Mentioned by APTN National News Fighting words: NDP MP takes aim at Indigenous Liberal candidates over anti ... Indigenous Liberal candidates endorse a threat against Aboriginal rights by supporting Liberal leader Justin Trudeau's decision to back the Harper government's anti-terror bill through the House of Commons, says Cree NDP MP Romeo Saganash.

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Posted on Twitter All Canadians deserve to have their rights protected, especially in a court of law. Let's remember who we are. 2/2

Posted on Twitter News of a judge refusing to hear a woman’s case while she wore a hijab. This incident is unacceptable. 1/2

Posted on Twitter Tous les Canadiens méritent que leurs droits soient protégés, surtout devant les tribunaux. Rappelons-nous qui nous sommes. 2/2

Posted on Twitter Au sujet de la juge qui a refusé d'entendre la cause d'une femme alors qu'elle portait un hijab. Cet incident est inacceptable. 1/2

Posted on Twitter Can’t believe Hadrien will be 1 on Saturday. #TBT to what feels like just yesterday. http://t.co/wmdK3HAJ3d

Posted on Twitter Je ne peux croire que Hadrien aura 1 an samedi. #TBT c'est comme si c'était hier. http://t.co/QlSapcq4fb

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, there is no international relationship more important to Canada than that between the U.S. president and the Canadian prime minister. A diplomatic failure of ...

Spoke in the House on Physician-Assisted Death Mr. Speaker, the Supreme Court handed down its decision two weeks ago now. Despite a full day of discussion yesterday, we still do not know this ...

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

Mentioned by Montreal Gazette Don Macpherson: Mélanie Joly, Justin Trudeau's slightly tarnished Liberal star in ... Justin Trudeau finally has a real star recruit in Quebec. Mélanie Joly isn't as bad as Eve Adams, the washed-up Conservative member of Parliament who jumped from her party as it was about to push her out, and was inexplicably welcomed as an instant ...

Mentioned by CANOE Justin Trudeau introduces motion to craft assisted-suicide law Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau introduced a motion in Parliament on Tuesday to strike a special committee to draft legislation for assisted suicide on the heels of a landmark Supreme Court decision. In a unanimous decision earlier this month, Canada's top court struck down the ban on doctor-assisted suicide and gave the ... Vancouver Liberal MP Hedy Fry, a physician, scoffed at that suggestion. "People cannot be waiting any longer in suffering and pain for us to make these kinds of decisions," she said. Dechert later ...

Mentioned by APTN National News Indigenous Liberal candidates endorsing threat against Aboriginal rights: Cree ... Indigenous Liberal candidates endorse a threat against Aboriginal rights by supporting Liberal leader Justin Trudeau's decision to back the Harper government's anti-terror bill through the House of Commons, says Cree NDP MP Romeo Saganash.

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Physician-Assisted Dying Mr. Speaker, since the Prime Minister did not answer the Leader of the Opposition's direct question either, I will ask it again. We were concerned when ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply moved: That (a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on physician-assisted dying violates Section 7 of the Charter ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Liberals put assisted-suicide in the Commons spotlight When the Chamber opens for business this morning, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau will present his party's proposal to set up a special committee to study the landmark ruling on physician-assisted suicide handed down by the Supreme Court earlier this month — and ultimately, report back to the House with recommendations on how the ... Outside the precinct, delegates at the annual meeting of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture will hear from both Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Liberal MP Ralph Goodale.

Voted Yes on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Assisted-suicide extension may be requested by government The federal government may ask the Supreme Court of Canada for an extension on the year the court gave Parliament to craft a law to respond to its ruling on doctor-assisted dying, a Conservative MP said Tuesday. MPs were debating an opposition day motion brought by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, a motion brought on a day allowed for an opposition party to control the House agenda. Trudeau's motion calls for the creation of a special parliamentary committee to consult experts and Canadians on a response to ...

Three days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Voted Yes on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Assisted Suicide There has been a 23% cut since 2006, Mr. Speaker. The Supreme Court has given the government just one year to draft legislation on physician-assisted death. ...

Spoke in the House on Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 Mr. Speaker, I do not have to tell anyone in the House today about the threat of terrorism and the fear it can instill within those ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, the government has a responsibility to educate Canadians about matters of public health, but yesterday the health minister simply pointed fingers at parents for ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, last night I spoke with Mohamed Fahmy, and today I have two questions. First, will the Prime Minister pick up the phone and call ...

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-613 An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act and the Access to Information Act (transparency)

Spoke at the National Defence committee on NATO'S Strategic Concept and Canada's Role in International Defence Cooperation Thank you very much, Chair. I went from having seven minutes with each of you to having five minutes with both of you, so I will ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, ... I'd like to go back to the exchange you had, Mr. Matas, with a member of the government side. You made a very strong statement that ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Canada's 150th Anniversary in 2017 Thank you very much. I'm pleased to see you here today. This is the second time I have attended a committee meeting like this one; I ...

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Canada's 150th Anniversary in 2017 Thank you very much, Chair. I'd like to start with the CTC, with you, Michele. A number of people were talking about their experiences from Canada ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Standing on Guard for Thee: Ensuring that Canada's Immigration System is Secure It seems to me that, particularly for a department that is so wrapped up in life-altering decisions for people, we have to go to a higher ...

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Committee Business Thank you. I just want to support what the general consensus is. I think it makes sense not to define too much what the study is ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2011-12: Votes 1b, 5b, 10b, 15b, 20b, 25b and ... Thank you. That's one of the overall concerns. You talk about the sale as being a way of limiting liabilities to the taxpayer because, yes, the ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Committee Business and Briefing on Land Management Requirements Thank you very much, Chair. I thank you very much for this presentation. As you may know, I'm subbing in, so I don't have quite the ...