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  • His favourite word is peoples.

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

Won his last election, in 2015, with 37% of the vote.

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Heureux d'avoir signé le Traité d'interdiction des armes nucléaire aujourd'hui avec les fabuleuses Raging Grannies https://t.co/YMOQPcvJlH

Posted on Twitter Proud to sign the NWBTreaty today along with the Raging Grannies #EldersOnTheSamePage #BanNuclear #PeaceOnMyMind https://t.co/Wb27v3XLsb

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter @CanadaUN @UN @UNICEFwater @UN_Water @WaterAidAmerica Yup, too many Indigenous communities in CANADA feel exactly the same way!

A week ago

Posted on Twitter When your combination is bigotry and stupidity, you don't belong in any Office. https://t.co/6pjKyyRheG

Posted on Twitter @JeremyB2007 @tsilhqotin This migration moves me always, thanks for the pic.

Posted on Twitter @rc_autochtones Quand t'as une combinaison de racisme, d'ignorance et de stupidité, tu n'est pas à ta place dans un… https://t.co/WexKR5dcBu

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by TimminsToday Indigenous leaders participating in event in Cochrane ... will attend the conference along with notable leaders like: Perry Bellgarde, National Chief; Eric Tootootsis, National Treaties Spokesperson; Member of Parliament, Romeo Saganash; Alvin Fiddler, Nishnabe Aski Nation Grand Chief, and Jonathan ...

Mentioned by durhamregion.com Ottawa urged to examine historic figures NDP MP and Indigenous affairs critic Romeo Saganash says a much bigger conversation needs to unfold about the role of historic figures in the "dark realities of colonialism." Saganash, a residential school survivor, was supportive of Prime Minister ...

A month ago

Mentioned by TheRecord.com Ottawa faces pressure to examine historic figures celebrated in Canada A bigger conversation needs to unfold nationally about the role of historic figures in the "dark realities of colonialism", NDP MP and Indigenous affairs critic Romeo Saganash said Friday, adding it is the responsibility of Ottawa to begin this ...

Mentioned by CP24 Toronto's Breaking News Ottawa faces pressure in wake of criticism of John A. Macdonald's name on schools A bigger conversation needs to unfold nationally about the role of historic figures in the “dark realities of colonialism”, NDP MP and Indigenous affairs critic Romeo Saganash said Friday, adding it is the responsibility of Ottawa to begin this ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) Khadr payout 'ironic' given feds' stonewalling on Indigenous health services: NDP MP NDP MP Romeo Saganash says it's “offensive” that the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reportedly awarded former Guantanamo prisoner Omar Khadr $10.5 million while it continues to fight First Nations people in court. “What I find interesting ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) Khadr payout 'ironic' given feds' stonewalling on Indigenous health services: NDP MP NDP MP Romeo Saganash says it's “offensive” that the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reportedly awarded former Guantanamo prisoner Omar Khadr $10.5 million while it continues to fight First Nations people in court. “What I find interesting ...

Three months ago

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-311 Amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

Voted Yes on Vote #342 on Bill C-311 Amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs [Member spoke in aboriginal language]

Voted No on Vote #349 on Bill C-23 Respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States

Voted No on Vote #348 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #347 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental ... Thank you, Madam Chair. I would like to thank the people from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and the Department of Justice for being here this ...

Spoke in the House on Indian Act moved: That Bill S-3 be amended by deleting Clause 10. Madam Speaker, [member spoke in aboriginal language] [Translation] First, I could not help reiterating my disappointment ...

Spoke in the House on Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Act Madam Speaker, I come from a region where the environmental assessment and review procedures are pretty clear for everybody. Not only that, but the environmental assessment ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Bill S-3 Thank you, Madam Chair. I would like to start off by saying that this is perhaps the most disappointing proposal of all, in this clause-by-clause exercise ...

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, when indigenous children were taken from their parents and placed with non-indigenous families, they were denied their rights and stripped of their identity. When ...

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, speaking of respect, for two decades the indigenous peoples co-drafted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It has been 10 years since ...

Spoke in the House on Indian Act Mr. Speaker, I was going to say that I am honoured to rise to speak to the Indian Act, but that is not the case. Usually, ...

Spoke in the House on Presence in the Gallery Mr. Speaker, I am sure you will agree that respect in the House must be a priority for all members, and that includes the Prime Minister. ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, there is a proposal before us to remove gender and other discrimination from the Indian Act. This is one of the many long injustices ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Subject Matter of Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act ... Thank you, Madam Chair. Welcome, and thank you to all of you on this panel. I appreciate very much your words. I want to start with ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Subject Matter of Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act ... You speak to it from a human rights perspective, and that is exactly how we should consider this. Francyne, you talked about inherent rights of indigenous ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Supplementary Estimates (A) 2017-18: Votes 1a, 10a and L20a under Department of ... That's not the interpretation of the tribunal. I want to go back to what your department officials said under oath to the tribunal after the first ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2017-18: Vote 1 under Canadian High Arctic Research Station and ... Thank you, Madam Chair. I want to refer to the report produced by Mary Simon. I think it's a pretty good report, with important recommendations with ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Default Management and Prevention Policy Thank you, Madam Chair. Allow me first to apologize for being late. I have no control over traffic. That's what you have to deal with when ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Default Management and Prevention Policy Charmaine, I will also tell you that I understand. As I hear you, I understand you. Thank you. Your story affects my heart, and I understand ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-262 An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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

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