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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.

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, speaking on this topic earlier today, the minister said, and I quote, “I don't know what people were thinking”. That is precisely what I ...

Voted Yes on Vote #362 on Bill S-226 Provide for the taking of restrictive measures in respect of foreign nationals responsible for gross ...

Voted Yes on Vote #361 on Bill S-231 Amend the Canada Evidence Act and the Criminal Code (protection of journalistic sources)

Voted Yes on Vote #360 on Bill C-345 Amend the Canada Labour Code (pregnant and nursing employees)

Voted Yes on Vote #359 on Bill C-48 Respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ...

Voted No on Vote #358 on Bill C-48 Respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ...

Mentioned by APTN News Quebec premier using Indigenous issues to advance own electoral cause: Saganash Quebec Premier Phillippe Couillard appears to be using Indigenous issues for his own political aims by raising Constitutional matters ahead of next year's provincial election, said NDP MP Romeo Saganash. Saganash, who represents the northern Quebec ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment ... Thank you, Madam Chair. Thank you to our witnesses this morning. I come from a region where there has been an environmental assessment and review process ...

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, the Liberals can hardly speak about reconciliation when they decide to exclude the indigenous women from our national conversation. Yesterday, the minister could not ...

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Well!/Et Ben! https://t.co/0Ow66jUqr6

Posted on Twitter For Albert, Allan, Maggie, Caroline, Jane, Louisa, Emma, Henry, Jos, and Clarence, with Love #WeWereJustChildren https://t.co/eHwLw5ycWw

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Specific Claims and Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements [Member speaks in Cree] Madam Chair, I want to take this opportunity to respond to the accusations coming from the other side since I didn't get ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Specific Claims and Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements Thank you, Madam Chair. My thanks to our two witnesses. I completely agree with what my colleague just said. That's a very clear example of a ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Specific Claims and Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements Thanks for the presentations. I think all three of the presentations touched upon one of the most complicated and complex issues in land claims, and that's ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Specific Claims and Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements Meegwetch, Madame Chair. [Member speaks in Cree] Those were words of thanks. It's certainly a privilege to have you before this committee. A lot of experience ...

Spoke in the House on Department of Health Act [Member spoke in aboriginal language] [Translation] Mr. Speaker, I thank you for this opportunity to speak about an issue that is very important to me, and ...

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, there is a serious problem here. Commissioner Buller said, “I'm happy to share those [ideas about eliminating obstacles to the process] with the government ...

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, the problem has already been identified, but without a clear plan from the government, its five-year objective will not be met. Let us not ...

Spoke in the House on Export and Import Permits Act [Member spoke in aboriginal language] [Translation] Mr. Speaker, first, I wish to inform you that I will be splitting my time, but I have not yet ...

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

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Specific Claims and Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements Thank you, Madam Chair. I want to say from the outset, welcome back to all of you. When we left, it was summer. Now we've come ...

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

A month ago

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

Two months 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 ...

Mentioned by CTV News Ottawa faces pressure to examine historic figures celebrated in Canada 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 ...

Mentioned by Turtle Island News Ottawa faces pressure to examine historic figures celebrated in Canada 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 ...

Mentioned by Lethbridge Herald Ottawa faces pressure to examine historic figures celebrated in Canada 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 ...

More than three months ago

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

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 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 ...

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