Romeo Saganash marks third anniversary of the Orange Wave


May 2, 2014


Val-d’Or – NDP MP Romeo Saganash (Abitibi–Baie-James–Nunavik–Eeyou) took a moment to mark a very special day: it was exactly three years ago that Quebeckers elected a record number of NDP MPs.


“I am honoured to represent the people of Abitibi–Baie-James–Nunavik–Eeyou,” said Mr. Saganash. “For three years now, my colleagues and I have been working hard to defend the interests of Quebeckers against a Conservative government that is increasingly turning a deaf ear. I intend to keep working hard to help my constituents and provide them with practical solutions to their problems.”


During the past three years, Romeo Saganash introduced a bill to ensure that all Canadian laws are consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. He also proudly stood up in the House to protect waterways and to demand concrete action on the alarming epidemic of murdered and missing Aboriginal women. These are just a few examples of the many ways Mr. Saganash has made a difference both in his riding and nationally.

Closer to home, Mr. Saganash has been actively involved in addressing homelessness in Val-d’Or by starting a dialogue with the city’s mayor, Pierre Corbeil, and the local MNA, Élizabeth Larouche, then later Guy Bourgeois. Mr. Saganash is continuing to fight in the House to make sure that the Harper government finally keeps its commitments to Northern communities.


“While the Conservatives continue to be mired in scandals and mismanagement, our team, led by Tom Mulcair, is focused on what matters for the people of Abitibi–Baie-James–Nunavik–Eeyou,” said the MP. “The Orange Wave showed that Quebeckers are looking for a new way of doing politics, that they want their elected officials to be there for them and to listen. And that is what I will continue to do.”


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