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An Historic Turnout, an Historic Result

October 20, 2015

An Historic Turnout, an Historic Result
Métis turnout in large numbers and make their voices heard

Winnipeg, MB – In this election Métis Citizens have demonstrated to the federal parties, their leaders, and candidates that the Métis vote matters. We have a voice, and our ballots have spoken loudly. We cannot, and must not, be ignored.

“This election was the perfect storm for the parties and their candidates,” says Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand. “Our push to get our Citizens out to vote in both the advance polls and on Election Day has made a clear difference. We proved our Métis votes matter and we are confident our Métis Citizens have made an informed choice.”

During this lengthy campaign, the MMF worked diligently to put our concerns in front of the federal parties. Each party leader was asked to answer nine important questions and we provided their answers on our website at www.mmf.mb.ca/elections.php. Our Métis Citizens used this information and made a decision for the party that offered the best plan to meet our priorities.

“The Métis Citizens of Manitoba congratulates Prime Minister-elect Justin Trudeau on his victory in yesterday’s election,” says President Chartrand. “Our next steps will be to engage his government and work to implement their commitments to us. The MMF will continue our work with Canada to ensure our Métis priorities are addressed and promises made are kept. The responses we received will be our yardstick.”

Background

For a complete list of the questions asked by the MMF and the federal party responses, please visit www.mmf.mb.ca/elections_qa.php.

For a copy of the Liberal Party commitments to the Métis, please visit www.mmf.mb.ca/docs/elections/Liberal_Advancing-and-achieving-reconciliation-for-the-Metis-people.pdf

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Believe in Yourself; Believe in Métis.

The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is the official democratic and self-governing political representative for the Métis Nation’s Manitoba Métis Community. The Manitoba Métis are Canada’s Negotiating Partner in Confederation and the Founders of the Province of Manitoba.

For media information, please contact:

Jonathan Hamel
Communications Coordinator
Manitoba Metis Federation

Phone:             (204) 586-8474 ext. 324
E-mail:             jonathan.hamel@mmf.mb.ca


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