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The left is back—and that could change the face of Canadian politics for years to come

The next big test of the left's strength in Canada is the upcoming federal NDP leadership vote. In the party's 2012 contest, Manitoba MP Niki...

Federal NDP hopefuls target BC as fertile ground for growth

The location for the event -- decided before the outcome of the recent provincial election -- is also significant for all contenders who see B.C.

Indigenous rights pilgrimage Comes to Lanark County in May - www.insideottawavalley.com/

Indigenous rights pilgrimage Comes to Lanark County in Maywww.insideottawavalley.com/The long-distance walk will also publicize and support NDP MP Romeo Saganash's private member's bill, C-262, calling...

UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples: 10 years on

Last year, NDP MP Romeo Saganash introduced a private members bill, C-262, to repudiate colonialism and discriminatory doctrines of superiority, and establish a legislative framework...

NDP MP Romeo Saganash Trolls Trudeau With 'Canoe And Paddle Program'

An NDP MP has crafted a brutally satirical response to comments made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last month on the needs of indigenous youth.

Minister pledges aboriginal housing improvements after fatal Ontario fire

The housing woes have a direct impact on all other social issues that affect aboriginal people, said Romeo Saganash, the federal NDP's indigenous affairs critic.

'It has a terrible history,' Indigenous Affairs needs to go in order for reconciliation to happen, says Liberal MP

(subscription) (subscription)One the biggest critics of the government's commitment to UNDRIP has been NDP MP Romeo Saganash (Abitibi-Baie James-Nunavik-Eeyou, Que.). Mr. Saganash, who is...

Drama, tragedy in Resolute Bay leads the news

Maïtee Labrecque-Saganash, a Montreal political science student and daughter of NDP MP Romeo Saganash, brought the collective to Nunavik, in a session that touched on...

Peggy Nash: A year later, the NDP regroups

One year ago, I felt like I was running a political marathon near the end of the longest federal campaign in memory. What started out...

Peggy Nash: A year later, the NDP regroups

What started out as the best chance ever for the NDP to become government saw those hopes dashed on the rocks of a poorly executed...

Romeo Saganash pitches bill to enshrine UN declaration into law

An NDP member of Parliament is in New Brunswick this week to promote his bill that would enshrine the United Nations Declaration on the Rights...

Indigenous reconciliation proposals need to be enormous

NDP MP Romeo Saganash, however, argued in May, “You adopt legislatively, and you implement through programs and policies. That's the distinction the Truth and Reconciliation...

Hunter Tootoo Not Returning To Caucus After Addiction Treatment

In 2012, Quebec NDP MP Romeo Saganash took a short "medical leave" after being ejected from an Air Canada flight due to his intoxication. He...

Indigenous activist joins MP Saganash on national tour to promote UNDRIP bill

Academic Leah Gazan has been taking a break from the classroom to travel across the country with MP Romeo Saganash. The university instructor and activist...

Government supports Indigenous declaration without reservation: Wilson-Raybould

NDP intergovernmental Indigenous affairs critic Romeo Saganash — a residential school survivor who worked for two decades on an international effort to craft the declaration...

First Nations chiefs urged to consider 'all options' on adoption of UN declaration

But NDP MP Romeo Saganash, who has been pushing the Trudeau government to back his own private members bill on UNDRIP, wondered whether Wilson-Raybould's remarks...

Saganash says government should support his UNDRIP bill

(subscription) (subscription)NDP MP Romeo Saganash says the federal government should support his private member's bill on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of...

Ontario English Catholic teachers' union will again march in Toronto Gay Pride

OECTA's Toronto Secondary Unit also campaigned for pro-abortion NDP Peggy Nash in the Toronto constituency of Parkdale-High Park in the October 2016 federal election. Nash...

Cheri DiNovo's not-quite run to lead the federal NDP: Walkom

Conspicuously absent was former MP Peggy Nash, who until last October represented the federal counterpart of DiNovo's provincial Parkdale-High Park riding. DiNovo told me she...

Hunter Tootoo is not the first MP to take some time off for substance abuse

Romeo Saganash. The NDP MP from northern Quebec took a break from politics to seek treatment for his alcohol addiction after he was escorted off...

Act on Declaration of Indigenous Rights, It's the Next Step to Reconciliation

We asked Romeo Saganash, who helped draft the Declaration more than 30 years ago as a young member of his Quebec Cree nation and who...

Act on Declaration of Indigenous Rights, It's the Next Step to Reconciliation

We asked Romeo Saganash, who helped draft the Declaration more than 30 years ago as a young member of his Quebec Cree nation and who...

Former Parkdale-High Park MP Peggy Nash joins Ontario NDP team at Queen's Park

Former MP for Parkdale-High Park Peggy Nash has jumped back into the political ring. Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath announced Tuesday, May 24 that Nash...

MP Saganash pushes Liberals to support his indigenous rights bill, says no need for more consultation

(subscription) (subscription)NDP Member of Parliament Romeo Saganash hoped that when Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould went to...

MP Saganash pushes Liberals to support his indigenous rights bill, says no need for more consultation

(subscription) (subscription)NDP Member of Parliament Romeo Saganash hoped that when Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould went to...

Five questions answered: the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Vancouver Sun3. What will implementation look like? The NDP's intergovernmental indigenous affairs critic Romeo Saganash, who spent two decades working on international efforts to craft...

Romeo Saganash's tour comes to Saskatchewan

Romeo Saganash, NDP MP for Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou (Quebec), addressing members of the File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council in Fort Qu'Appelle. He is in Saskatchewan to garner...

Alex Johnstone: Life lessons after the infamous Auschwitz comment

Alex Johnstone is a school trustee with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board who ran for the federal NDP in Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas in 2015. This week...

Bill C-262: The 'first true test' of Canada's nation-to-nation commitment

In the House of Commons, Romeo Saganash, Member of Parliament for the Western Quebec riding of Abitibi–Baie-James–Nunavik–Eeyou, tabled a piece of legislation calling for the...

Indigenous rights bill has support of Manitoba aboriginal leaders

NDP MP Romeo Saganash, at podium, tabled a private member's bill to ensure the laws of Canada respect the United Nations Declaration on the Rights...

National tour touts reconciliation law

BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESSA man with a plan came to Winnipeg as part of a tour to rally support to abolish the Indian...

NDP pounces on PM Trudeau over muddled comments on Canada's 'colonial past'

NDP MP Romeo Saganash said Trudeau's statement reminded him of what former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper said during a press conference at a G20...

Saganash says his UNDRIP bill 'true test' of Liberal's commitment to Indigenous peoples

NDP MP Romeo Saganash on Thursday introduced a private member's bill that, if passed, would require Canadian laws to be “in harmony” with the UN...

Residential school survivor turned NDP MP tables bill on Indigenous rights

Romeo Saganash, now the NDP's critic for intergovernmental Indigenous affairs, contributed two decades of work to an international effort to craft the declaration. He has...

Opinion: Private bill is a chance for Canada and indigenous peoples to move forward

The Saganash bill would see implementation of the declaration achieved through a collaborative process. A national action plan would also be developed and implemented. To...

A 13-year-old Attawapiskat girl talks hope and love amid the darkness

The crisis was also discussed during question period in Ottawa Monday as NDP MPs Romeo Saganash and Angus pressed the government to not only respond...

QP Monday: Fundraising, First Nations and care bears

(subscription) (subscription)After a final exchange on the topic between Conservative MP Jacques Gourde and Wilson-Raybould, NDP MP Romeo Saganash said, “Let's go from Bay...

Thomas Mulcair Agrees With Peggy Nash's Criticism Of His Campaign Performance

He was asked about a blog former Toronto NDP MP Peggy Nash wrote for The this week that took a hard look at what...

Jen Gerson: Mulcair and NDP face moment of truth in existential battle over the party's direction

Peggy Nash, a prominent Toronto New Democrat who lost her seat last fall, wrote in Huffington Post Canada this week she hadn't yet decided how...

5 things to watch for at the NDP convention

On the convention agenda for Saturday is a discussion about how the NDP can build a “nation to nation approach” with Canada's indigenous communities. Scheduled...

NDP's Mulcair heads to Edmonton in hopes of quieting critics, keeping job

Other dissenters include former NDP MP Peggy Nash, who ran against Mulcair in 2012. In an opinion piece Tuesday in the Huffington Post, Nash didn't...

NDP youth wing

(subscription) (subscription)Other dissenters include former NDP MP Peggy Nash, who ran against Mulcair in 2012. In an opinion piece Tuesday in the Huffington Post,...

Only an inspiring, visionary leader can bring the NDP back from its spectacular failure

(blog) (blog)Others say they'll support him because there's no other candidate, because someone else could be worse, because we can always bring in a...

After Spectacular Failure, NDP Needs A Leader Who Can Inspire

National PostIt has been almost six months since the NDP's spectacular failure in the last federal election, and its precipitous plunge from first to third...

NDP quietly hits refresh button with 'generational change'

Indeed, the party's new director of communications was the manager of Peggy Nash's leadership bid. The NDP refresh will continue at next weekend's convention where...

leadership convention

(subscription) (subscription)The NDP's constitution calls for a secret ballot at next month's convention; if more than 50 per cent of the ballots call for...

National Column: 'Fighter' Mulcair's pitch to the faithful

Mulcair pivoted from a series of mea culpa meetings with party members and began an active campaign to win a leadership review next month with...

At Queen's Park, Cheri DiNovo's social activism is linked with her past

Peggy Nash, who was the New Democrat MP in her riding, suggested she run in a by-election in 2006. She has been re-elected three times.

Q&A with Wab Kinew, best-selling author, musician and now political candidate

(blog) (blog)Kinew, 34, announced this week he wants to run for a seat in the Manitoba legislature, seeking the NDP nomination in the Winnipeg...

Conservative MPs heckling despite pledge to set new tone

(subscription) (subscription)NDP MP Romeo Saganash (Abitibi-Baie James-Nunavik-Eeyou, Que.) said later he has heard the Conservative heckling from his seat at the far end of...