Record-setting number of Indigenous candidates in 2019 race – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 2019103 Views

October 19, 2019

There are a record number of Indigenous candidates running in the 2019 federal election, an analysis by the Assembly of First Nations has found.

The national Indigenous lobby group says there are at least 62 First Nations, Métis and Inuit candidates hoping to win seats on October 21.

That’s a long way from the 1870s when Métis candidates Pierre Delorme, Angus McKay and Louis Riel were elected to the Canadian House of Commons.

There have been 39 indigenous members of Parliament since then.

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