OTTAWA, Feb. 25, 2019 /CNW/ - Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today congratulates NDP leader Jagmeet Singh on his electoral victory in the riding of Burnaby South, B.C.
"I congratulate the NDP leader and the new Member of Parliament for Burnaby South, Jagmeet Singh, on his victory today," said National Chief Bellegarde. "I have met with Mr. Singh many times and I know he understands the importance of working together to build strong First Nations and a stronger country for all of us. He has attended a number of AFN Assemblies and has demonstrated a commitment to listening and engaging directly with First Nations. I look forward to working with him at this critical time to advance some key legislative priorities that will support First Nations languages, First Nations children, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and protection for the environment."
Jagmeet Singh was elected today as MP for the riding of Burnaby South in British Columbia. He became leader of the federal New Democratic Party in October 2017.
The Assembly of First Nations is the national organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada. Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.
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