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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.

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, families of the 1,200 missing and murdered aboriginal women are joining the national round table today in good faith, but instead they will have ...

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, section 35 of the Constitution protects the rights of aboriginal peoples. Most aboriginal people feel that Bill C-51 threatens that protection. Given how often ...

Voted No on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

This week

Didn't vote on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

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.

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

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

Voted No 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

Posted on Twitter Le Projet de Loi C-51 menace aussi les droits prévus à l'art.35, pourquoi ce silence @michele_audette ? http://t.co/v5jOYPhS6v

Posted on Twitter C-51 Real threat to S.35 Rights, why are the #LPC Abo Candidates so silent?@Puglass @VoteChartrand @DrRobbieO http://t.co/4BUQNDD42V

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, it is the responsibility of the government to protect and ensure the safety of all its citizens, no matter where they live. People who ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada's Response to the Violence, Religious Persecution and Dislocation Caused by the ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I have a quick question for Madam Pearce before I hand it over to Madam Michaud. You obviously work in—how would I ...

Posted on Twitter Stay Calm and Be Riel Today, and Everyday! #Revolution #MétisTimes http://t.co/e4lJvZaFMW

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Il paraît que #PKP est allé à un Show de Kashtin et aurait gueulé: En français SVP! #Politesse

Posted on Twitter This is a funny story of a funny @IndigenousXca who once got a ride to Waswanipi with a Cree who just wanted to hunt! http://t.co/ISyH5BzKhv

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter The plane that never left last nite, and I thought I'd get to see at least the 2nd Half...missed IT! #SuperBowlBlues http://t.co/iaWssIfcho

A month ago

Mentioned by APTN National News Saganash: Racism faced by Indigenous people on street linked to Ottawa's ... OTTAWA--Ottawa's historic adversarial posture on Indigenous rights proves institutional racism exists and it's linked to the racism faced by Indigenous people on the streets of Canada's cities, says Cree NDP MP Romeo Saganash. The country's problems with ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada's Response to the Violence, Religious Persecution and Dislocation Caused by the ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. I too would like to greet the witnesses who are here today and thank them. I will use my time to ask ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Nunatsiaq News Nunavut, Nunavik MPs to run for re-election The office of Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq, who currently serves as the federal environment minister, says the Kitikmeot region native will run for re-election. Abitibi-James Bay-Nunavik-Eeyou's New Democratic Party MP Romeo Saganash has also ...

Three months 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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

More than 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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