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Regional elections: Maïtée Labrecque-Saganash Québec aspires to represent solidaire

Regional elections: Maïtée Labrecque-Saganash Québec aspires to represent solidaire

Young Cree activist and columnist Mighty Labreck-Saganash wants to wear Quebec Solidair colors in Ungawa during the October 3 election.

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She will have to win the nomination in her constituency first, but there is currently no candidate in the race.

“I can understand that it is easier to make decisions when the people concerned are not in the room in the National Assembly. I, when I go there, encourage those who say enormous things about my people to look me in the eye and do so, ”Labreck-Saganash told a news conference at the PHI Center. , Walk with Gabrielle-Dubois and Manon Massey.

Bill 96

In fact, M.Me Labreck-Saganash showed his opposition to the reform of Bill 101 from the outset, which was supported by Quebec Solidair. Local nations have rejected Bill 96 and demanded an exemption from it.

“Personally, I do not support this,” she said in response to questions from reporters. She said she shares the concerns of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador on the matter.

Regional elections: Maïtée Labrecque-Saganash Québec aspires to represent solidaire

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She believes the new law will “make it more difficult for our communities to navigate public services in Quebec”.

Parliamentary Leader of the QS, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, MMe Labreck-Saganash was free to oppose the bill, despite his caucus support. “I will never allow the first elected countries to tell me how to vote on a bill related to their historical and fundamental arguments,” he said.

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Regional elections: Maïtée Labrecque-Saganash Québec aspires to represent solidaire

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Many are indigenous candidates

The daughter of former federal deputy Romeo Saganash, Mighty Labreck-Saganash has been in a relationship with Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois for many years. She especially worked with him on the Fout Kwan Se Parle tour.

The party says five other homegrown candidates are already in the fray for QS and are taking steps to attract more.

The National Assembly has already recruited men from First Nations, including Alexis Vavanolot. According to the Québec solidaire, if elected, Maïtée Labrecque-Saganash would however become the first indigenous woman to sit in Quebec.

But, surprisingly, Conservative Party of Quebec leader Eric Duheim was contacted Newspaper To point out that its deputy Claire Samson was “half-aboriginal, even though she never claimed her status.” “A mohawk from his mother Kahnawak,” he explained.

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