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Unprecedented number of indigenous candidates running in Quebec elections

The Liberal Party of Quebec is betting on a new candidate to bring Ungava's constituency back into the red as voters are set to head to the polls this fall.

The former mayor of Kujuak, Tunu Napalthuk, is the party's new candidate.

"The CAQ was very inadequate in addressing the needs and questions of natives, especially the challenges we had in Nunavik, my region, and the 14 communities," he said. Told. “We have been given no contact, no visit, no chance to show what our reality is, what our needs are.”

Napartuk to run for state election campaign He becomes one of his nine Indigenous candidates.

On Monday, CAQ introduced his Jourdain Cathery Champagne on horseback of Duplessis. She hopes to become the first indigenous woman to be elected to parliament.

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Speaking to reporters on Monday, she admitted that racism exists in the state, but specifically I wouldn't call it systematic. She has taken action against it.

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Meanwhile, PQ recently recruited Jacline Rouleau at Abitibi-Est. Quebec Solidaire has already introduced five Indigenous candidates and plans to announce a sixth later this week, according to La Press.

Former PQ MNA Alexis Wawanoloath, who was elected to Parliament in 2007, said it was exciting and important to see an unprecedented number of Indigenous candidates this year. increase.

"This is a sign that the party wants to get at least some indigenous candidates," he said.

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Indigenous people now A former MNA, family rights attorney said: Having more Indigenous peoples in the National Assembly can advance certain issues, such as tackling systemic racism.

He hopes this is just the beginning of a movement that younger generations want to run in the future.

"It's important not to look at the limits and to make sure we can get out of the box that we sometimes think we're in," he added.

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