ONTARIO REGIONAL CHIEF ISADORE DAY ACKNOWLEDGES FIRST NATION LEADERS AND CITIZEN GROUPS FOR HARD WORK AND DEDICATED COMMITMENT FOR CHANGE DURING THE FEDERAL ELECTIONOctober 21, 2015 2:13 am
TORONTO, ON (October 20, 2015) — Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day congratulates the First Nation leaders and grassroots community citizens who helped push for meaningful change and the highest First Nation voter turnout ever for a federal election.
“Our people have spoken and I believe the First Nations vote was instrumental in ousting the Conservative government from federal office,” Ontario Regional Chief Day said. “From southern Ontario ridings to key regions across the northwestern Ontario, our citizens, leaders and grassroots groups like Rock The Vote mobilized and were influential in the outcome on a national level.”
“I want to acknowledge individuals like Tania Cameron who steered this mobilization and helped register First Nations voters across northern Ontario in unprecedented numbers. I especially want to thank individuals from first-time youth voters to first time Elder voters, some who exercised their right to vote for the first time since 1960. With unity like this anything is possible.”
“I wish to congratulate Mr. Trudeau on his well deserved majority victory and look forward to rethinking, repairing, reconciling the relationship between First Nations and the Canadian Government.”
The Chiefs of Ontario is a political forum and a secretariat for collective decision making, action, and advocacy for the 133 First Nation communities located within the boundaries of the province of Ontario, Canada. Follow Chiefs of Ontario on Facebook or Twitter @ChiefsOfOntario.
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