WENDAKE, QC, August 5, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Chief of the AFNQL, Ghislain Picard, reminded the leaders of the political parties engaged in a long campaign that they are being watched.
"First Nations issues are of major importance for Canada. These issues can no longer be overlooked by the parties taking part in the election campaign, now underway. We will make sure that the leaders of the political parties and their candidates take and maintain clear commitments and offer practical solutions," said Chief Picard.
A letter to that effect was forwarded to the leaders of all parties.
"Our issues are well known. No one can plead ignorance on the need to respect Title and Aboriginal and Treaty Rights. No one can plead ignorance to the risks threatening our women and young girls or the inequality of opportunities that our children face. No one can pretend to not be aware of the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada", said Chief Picard.
It is high time that the issues specific to First Nations were THE election issue of this campaign. The AFNQL will ensure that all federal political parties understand its message.
About the AFNQL
The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador is the political organization of 43 Chiefs of the First Nations in Quebec and Labrador. www.apnql-afnql.com.
SOURCE Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador
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