Don’t equate plight of Indigenous people with Quebec, Singh tells Blanchet – Montreal Gazette

Don’t equate plight of Indigenous people with Quebec, Singh tells Blanchet – Montreal Gazette

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Sep 10, 2021

Systemic racism and discrimination is found across Canada and can be seen in the fact that many Indigenous communities don’t have clean drinking water, Singh said.

OTTAWA — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he doesn’t agree with Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet equating the experience of Indigenous people to the treatment of Quebecers.

In Thursday night’s English-language debate, 18-year-old Marek McLeod, a first-time voter from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., asked federal party leaders how they would restore trust after more than 150 years of “lies and abuse” to Indigenous people.

In his response, Blanchet said that no one should tell any nation what to do and that every nation, including Quebec, should be recognized as such and treated like an equal.

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