The Canadian Press

2015-09-09 | FedElxn Aboriginal Vote

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The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says he's listened to his elders and will be voting on October 19th after all. Perry Bellegarde revealed a week ago, while encouraging other aboriginals to vote, that he has never cast a ballot in a federal election. Since then, Bellegarde says he has heard loud and clear from his constituents that they want him to vote. (Bellegarde says he hadn't voted in the past in the interest of being non-partisan. But he now says he'll vote because he doesn't want to give aboriginal voters a reason not to go to the polls.)

Date: 2015-09-09
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I listen to a lot of First Nations elders and Chiefs and citizens and young people right from across the territories into the message to me was consistent some very clear important for me to get out to vote because we're urging First Nations citizens to get out and vote in it it just makes sense for the national Chief to to be part of that as well >>


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