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Crucial Fact

  • His favourite word was nations.

Last in Parliament October 2015, as NDP MP for Manicouagan (Québec)

Lost his last election, in 2015, with 18% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Business of Supply May 13th, 2015

Mr. Chair, may I suggest that you remind my colleague that the duration of his response should be proportional to the duration of the question?

The answer was simple, actually. Over 90 communities across Canada, excluding British Columbia. That only takes a few seconds to say.

How much money has the department spent this year to fly bottled water in to first nations communities under boil water advisories?

Business of Supply May 13th, 2015

Mr. Chair, how many first nations communities are under a boil water advisory?

Business of Supply May 13th, 2015

Mr. Chair, does he know how many Aboriginal Affairs employees are charged with monitoring social media and other aboriginal activities?

Business of Supply May 13th, 2015

Mr. Chair, does he know how many activists are under surveillance by his department?

Business of Supply May 13th, 2015

Mr. Chair, are other aboriginal activists currently under surveillance by my colleague's department?

Business of Supply May 13th, 2015

Mr. Chair, I will move on to the next question.

When did you learn that Pam Palmater was under surveillance by your department?

Business of Supply May 13th, 2015

Mr. Chair, when did you become aware that your department was monitoring Cindy Blackstock's conversations and social media accounts?

Business of Supply May 13th, 2015

Mr. Chair, how much money has the department set aside for this fiscal year in order to fight cases before the courts involving the rights of aboriginal peoples?

Petitions May 11th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, I would like to submit to the House three very similar petitions about the need for the Government of Canada to adopt international aid policies that support small farmers, especially women, and recognize their vital role in the struggle against hunger and poverty.

Aboriginal Affairs April 27th, 2015

Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives are failing another generation of aboriginal children with their latest budget.

Every child in Canada, regardless of where they live or where they come from, deserves a high-quality education. However, instead of being part of the solution, the Conservatives would rather be part of the problem, by blaming aboriginal communities for their own failure with Bill C-33.

Why does the Prime Minister refuse to honour his pledge to invest $1.9 billion to address the underfunding of aboriginal education?