Record Number Of Indigenous Candidates Running In Federal Election Indigenous voters could also swing the vote in 63 ridings — including Andrew Scheer’s.

by pmnationtalk on October 9, 201988 Views

Federal Election Features Record Number Of Indigenous Candidates

Indigenous voters could also swing the vote in 63 ridings — including Andrew Scheer’s.

OTTAWA — The Assembly of First Nations says there is a record number of Indigenous candidates in the federal election and First Nations voters could swing the vote in almost one in five ridings.

In an analysis to be released tomorrow, the national Indigenous advocacy organization says there are at least 62 First Nations, Metis and Inuit candidates running.

That’s a rise from the 54 Indigenous candidates who ran in 2015, when a record 10 were elected to Parliament.

The assembly also identifies 63 “priority districts” among the 338 across the country where First Nations voters could swing the vote.

Read More: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/indigenous-candidates-federal-election_ca_5d9e28c4e4b02c9da0434f2a?ncid=newsletter-Canada%20Politics%20Oct%209&utm_campaign=canada_newsletter_Canada%20Politics%20Oct%209

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