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Unprecedented number of Indigenous candidates running in Quebec election – Montreal
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Unprecedented number of Indigenous candidates running in Quebec election – Montreal

The Quebec Liberal party is betting on a new candidate to flip the Ungava riding back to red as voters are set to head to the polls this fall. Former Kuujjuaq mayor Tunu Napartuk is the party’s new candidate.“The CAQ has been extremely inadequate in response to the native needs, the questions, the challenges that we have, specifically in Nunavik, in my region and in our 14 communities,” he said. “There has been no contact, there has been no visits, there hasn’t been any opportunity given to show what our reality is and what our needs are.”Napartuk will be one of nine Indigenous candidates running in the provincial election campaign.On Monday, the CAQ introduced Kateri Champagne Jourdain, in the Duplessis riding. She is hoping to be the first indigenous woman to be elected to the n...