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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.

This week

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, speaking of survivors, those of St. Anne's residential school have been forced to go back to court to end interference by government lawyers. The ...

Voted No on Vote #435 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Posted on Twitter @JCraigMcN @LeahGAZ No Mr. Horgan, first and foremost, you need to uphold the Rule of Law, the Constitution and Int… https://t.co/0Im7ChbnkZ

Spoke in the House on Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou [Member spoke in Cree] [English] It is perhaps fitting, Mr. Speaker, but I rise today to share the beauty of winter in Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou. As the snow ...

Mentioned by Net Newsledger Memorandum of Understanding Meeting on Joint Priorities On implementation of the UN Declaration, the Minister indicated support for NDP MP Romeo Saganash's Bill 262, An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. She announced ...

Didn't vote on Vote #434 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Didn't vote on Vote #433 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Mentioned by Winnipeg Free Press Working towards change Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice, announced government support for Bill C-262, which is a Private Member's Bill sponsored by NDP Member of Parliament Romeo Saganash. Bill C-262 states the need for achieving consistency between UNDRIP and the ...

A week ago

Mentioned by Lexology Federal Government Announces its Support for Bill C-262 to Harmonize Canadian Laws with UNDRIP Bill C-262 is a private member's bill sponsored by NDP MP Romeo Saganash and was introduced before the House of Commons for first reading in April 2016. This is the second time that Mr. Saganash has brought forward such a bill. On December 5, 2017, Mr ...

Didn't vote on Vote #432 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Spoke in the House on United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act moved that 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 ...

Didn't vote on Vote #431 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Mentioned by Montreal Gazette Opinion: A chance at real reconciliation in Canada Championed by Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou MP Romeo Saganash of the NDP, the bill would commit the government to respect the UN declaration regardless of changing governments and priorities. If adopted, it would be history-making. A few weeks ...

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter @nathancullen In fact, International HRs Law and the UNsCharter requires all States to uphold, respect and promote HRs for all!!

Mentioned by CKLB News (press release) Romeo Saganash on Bill C-262 and Indigenous Rights The Liberal government has announced that they will back Bill C-262, a piece of legislation demanding the implementation of the UN Declaration of Indigenous Rights. What that means for Indigenous people, MP Romeo Saganash says, is another step towards ...

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, the Liberals agreed to the proposed changes to eliminate sex-based discrimination from the Indian Act, but they will do so only after holding consultations. ...

Spoke in the House on Indian Act [Member spoke in Cree] [Translation] Mr. Speaker, first of all thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak to this issue, which has been very ...

Mentioned by APTN News UNDRIP not likely to apply retroactively, Bennett says in Labrador talking circle The event came just days after federal Justice Minister Judy Wilson-Raybould announced the Liberals would support NDP MP Romeo Saganash's private members' bill, C-262, which calls for the full implementation of the UNDRIP into Canadian law.

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on 2017 Wildfires in First Nations Communities Thank you, Madam Chair. I know I welcomed Jodene already, but I want to start by thanking you for your offer to help other communities. It's ...

Posted on Twitter Mon ami, le très vénérable Serge Bouchard, dans les Galeries de la Chambre des Communes aujourd’hui; Watchiya Nawid… https://t.co/OL8bdZ9FGa

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter “Sometimes our our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being.” A Schweitzer https://t.co/nPP3kRlMay

Posted on Twitter @LukewSavage @UnionSt All fine by me, IPs Human Rights first!

Posted on Twitter Full house at the #Waswanipi community center for a final farewell to a beloved friend; Bon Voyage mon frère Robert! https://t.co/WmBr5u6eq0

Two months ago

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Specific Claims and Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements Thank you, Madam Chair. Thank you to our guests. Natan, I want to start to with you, because you said something important that I'd like you ...

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, last year, the Human Rights Tribunal found the federal government guilty of discrimination against first nations children. An internal memo confirms that Health Canada ...

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, the indigenous people of Canada, Mexico and the United States did not have much of a say in the initial NAFTA negotiations. The government ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Specific Claims and Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements Thank you, Madam Chair. Welcome to our committee. I've listened carefully to your presentation. There was a lot of stuff that provoked further thought, on my ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, my colleague ended his response on the need to acknowledge the importance of the country's forestry industry. Naturally, it is important in Quebec, though ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Specific Claims and Comprehensive Land Claims Agreements Several witnesses who have come before us during the study have pointed to the necessity of having a human rights framework for aboriginal issues in this ...

Three months ago

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 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 ...

More than three months ago

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