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NDP MP for Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou (Québec)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 44.80% of the vote.

A week ago

Didn't vote on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Didn't vote on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Didn't vote on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Didn't vote on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Didn't vote on Vote #306 on Bill C-524 Amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising)

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Status of Women Mr. Speaker, the minister does not seem to understand that their plan is simply not working. Aboriginal girls and women continue to be victims of violence. ...

Posted on Twitter @Min_BValcourt called me a "Socialiste en cravate" yesterday! So how how about an Abo with a Bow Bernie? http://t.co/apyQVxHyVj

Spoke in the House on Yukon and Nunavut Regulatory Improvement Act Mr. Speaker, in light of your comment, I will try to wrap up this debate on a positive note. I hope I can. As always, I ...

Spoke in the House on United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-641, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the ...

Spoke in the House on Northern Development Mr. Speaker, you know, shaving $100 off the cost of a basket of groceries that costs $1,000 or $1,200 is not a lot. In the Minister ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-641 An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada's Response to the Violence, Religious Persecution and Dislocation Caused by the ... Thank you. My next question is for Rabbi Bulka. You spoke about the need for an international army, and you responded partially to that question from ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Leona Aglukkaq Reads Newspaper During Northern Food Crisis Debate Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair and NDP MP Romeo Saganash pressed Aglukkaq for answers after an APTN investigation into Nunavut food prices aired footage of a Nunavut elder rummaging through a dump for food to resell. “Does the minister actually ...

Spoke in the House on Northern Development Mr. Speaker, Canada's north is facing a real crisis as a result of the Conservatives' failed nutrition north program. In Rankin Inlet, between 50 and 100 ...

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Asked my @MaiteeSaganash how happy she was to see Dad, she did an Entrechat, and result is #Stunning! http://t.co/UxD2QASEbZ

Spoke in the House on Justice for Animals in Service Act (Quanto's Law) Mr. Speaker, I want to sincerely thank you for the reminder you just gave us. I would like to begin by saying that, despite the comparisons ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, because the Conservative government's program failed to lower the cost of food, there is a food crisis in northern Canada. While residents of Rankin ...

Mentioned by Nunatsiaq News Nutrition North Canada: the finger-pointing begins The NDP's Romeo Saganash, who represents Nunavik, was quick to pounce on the report's findings, saying Nov. 26, the day after Michael Ferguson released his NNC audit report, that the Conservative government, and its Inuk MP Leona Aglukkaq, “were ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, the nutrition north Canada program is not achieving its objective. Many people in the north spend half their paycheque on groceries. This is untenable. ...

A month ago

Posted on Twitter @DenisCoderre Méchant Teaser!

Posted on Twitter How many Dads can say they've conversed about Albert And Sigmund today with their Daughter? #AngelsExist http://t.co/aRNmsxOmC9

Posted on Twitter Fortunate to represent such an amazing Riding, with such wonderful Peoples #Nunavik #Cree #'Nishanabe #Wemstuugooshuu http://t.co/yPacQGxNCy

Two months ago

Posted on Twitter Just so honoured to be with @LindaDuncanMP for her Nomination Meeting #Solid #Experienced #NDPGC2015 http://t.co/Jw2Q9paU3m

Three months ago

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Aboriginal-government relations in Canada uncertain OTTAWA—When NDP MP Romeo Saganash stood in the House during a rare Friday afternoon debate on Sept. 19 and told his family's story of the loss of his brother who was taken at the age of five to attend a residential school, one could have heard a pin ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Murdered, Missing Aboriginal Women Debate Catches Tories By Surprise OTTAWA - An aboriginal MP delivered a powerful plea Friday for a national inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women, recalling his own brother's death as a five-year-old in a residential school 60 years ago. Romeo Saganash, an NDP member ...

Mentioned by The Daily Courier (subscription) NDP forces debate in House of Commons on murdered and missing aboriginal ... OTTAWA - An aboriginal MP delivered a powerful plea Friday for a national inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women, recalling his own brother's death as a five-year-old in a residential school 60 years ago. Romeo Saganash, an NDP member ...

Mentioned by Surrey Leader NDP forces debate on aboriginal women OTTAWA - An aboriginal MP delivered a powerful plea Friday for a national inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women, recalling his own brother's death as a five-year-old in a residential school 60 years ago. Romeo Saganash, an NDP member ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Protection of Children and Youth in Developing Countries Thank you, Mr. Chair. I would also like to thank these gentlemen for their presentations. Today's topic of discussion is complex. We will be involved in ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Protection of Children and Youth in Developing Countries Thank you, to all, for very informative presentations. I concur with a lot of the answers that were given here. I want to touch on an ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Committee Business and Briefing on the 2012 Report of the Cree-Naskapi Commission Thank you, Chair. [Member speaks in Cree] Allow me first, Mr. Chair, to welcome and thank our guests from the Cree-Naskapi Commission. I'm from the area ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Situation in Ukraine Thank you. I want to thank the both of you for contributing to our work. Congratulations, Helen. I think what you're doing is very admirable. You ...

Spoke at the Special Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women Well first of all, three thank you's.... First of all, thank you for being with us this evening. Thank you for the work that you have ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Briefing on the Office of Religious Freedom Thank your, Mr. Chairman. I would also like to welcome the ambassador and thank him for his remarks. I would like to follow up on what ...

Spoke at the Special Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women Thank you, Madam Chair. First of all, I want to thank our witnesses for their statements. The committee always appreciates their cooperation as it examines this ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-535 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Vallée-de-l’Or, Anishinabe Aki and Eeyou Istchee regions)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-469 An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples