NunatuKavut Hopeful; Congratulates Yvonne Jones and Justin Trudeau on huge Liberal win
HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, October 20, 2015 – The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) congratulates Member of Parliament (MP) elect Yvonne Jones on her resounding victory in yesterday’s federal election.
“Labradorians hold a lot of confidence in her abilities as their representative and advocate in Ottawa,” said Todd Russell, President of the NCC. “Ms. Jones has been extremely vocal in bringing Labrador and Aboriginal issues to the forefront and we appreciate her unwavering support of the NunatuKavut Land Claim.”
NCC also congratulates Prime Minister-elect Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party on their majority win across Canada.
“The election results were phenomenal for the Liberal Party,” said President Russell. “It is a clear indication of the desire for change across the Country and the trust that Canadians have placed in the vision and plan that Mr. Trudeau has for Canada.”
Mr. Trudeau has shown his unequivocal support of NCC since becoming Liberal Party leader in 2013. He, along with Ms. Jones, recently affirmed the Liberal’s Party’s steadfast commitment to accept the NunatuKavut Land Claim and move it to the negotiating table immediately, should they form government.
“We commend Mr. Trudeau on his deep understanding of Aboriginal issues and his support for NunatuKavut,” said Russell. “We look forward to working with him and Ms. Jones to expeditiously advance our Claim, which will have a tremendous impact on securing the overall well-being of our people for many generations.”
During the campaign, NCC wrote all federal leaders to request their formal position on its Land Claim. In addition to the Liberal Party, the New Democratic Party and Green Party provided firm commitments.
“We are appreciative of the support from the three parties,” said President Russell. “We also applaud all candidates in Labrador for putting their names on the ballot and fighting such a long campaign.”
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For further information, please contact: Kelly Nippard, Director of Communications, NCC, 709-280-5965