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Trudeau calls election, neglects to mention Indigenous peoples in campaign speech – APTN News

September 11, 2019

Justin Trudeau called the fall election Wednesday and set out a host of priorities in a speech that did not specifically include Indigenous relations.

In his speech the prime minister appealed to middle class Canadians, single parents and families, workers, recent graduates, seniors and pensioners and new Canadians, but did not mention Indigenous peoples before concluding with the statement, “I’m for moving forward for everyone.”

The Oct. 21 election is poised to be among the most important in the country’s 152-year history.

Despite Trudeau’s omission of Indigenous peoples from his speech Wednesday, the writ drops following a political mandate that many consider brought unprecedented progress on Indigenous rights and issues.

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