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What Canada’s 10 Indigenous MPs can do for First Nations communities – CityNews Toronto

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 202177 Views

WINNIPEG (CityNews) ─ There was a historic number of Indigenous candidates on the federal ballot for the 2021 federal election.

As results continue to come in, it appears Indigenous candidates will be elected in 10 ridings across the country.

The question for some: will Indigenous voices and issues be heard in Ottawa moving forward?

According to the Assembly of First Nations and The Canadian Press, at least 75 Indigenous candidates ran in the election. That surpassed the previous record of 62 in 2019.

“We needed them, so good on them, and some of them actually got in so we are very pleased about that,” said Lynne Groulx, CEO of the Native Women’s Association of Canada.

Read More: https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/09/21/canadas-indigenous-first-nations-communities/

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