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Party representatives fail to engage crowd at sparsely attended Indigenous town hall – CBC

All leaders attended, with the exception of PCs’ Brian Pallister

Aug 16, 2019

Dozens of Indigenous voters spent an evening in Winnipeg hearing what the provincial parties had in store for their communities, but many came away unimpressed with what was brought to the table.

Throughout the course of the Indigenous-focused town hall at the RBC Convention Centre Thursday night, the subject matter ranged from Child Family Services, to health care inequity and inadequate access to northern communities. But few of the answers seemed to deliver what people in the room wanted to hear.

“I wasn’t convinced at all by what I heard because they’re all superficial. They didn’t deal with anything at the roots of the problems that they touched upon,” said Martina Fisher, originally from Bloodvein First Nation.

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