AFN identifies 51 swing ridings ahead of October’s federal election – CTV

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AFN identifies 51 swing ridings ahead of October’s federal election – CTV

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 2015290 Views

June 14, 2015

OTTAWA — The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says aboriginal voters could make the difference between a majority and minority government in the next federal election.

Perry Bellegarde says his advocacy organization has identified 51 influential ridings, including several in western Canada, where First Nations voters could affect the outcome.

He said the AFN is now working to mobilize the vote.

“We didn’t have the right to vote in federal politics until 1961,” he said. “So now we’ve been allowed to participate, we are starting to harness that political energy, that political power.”

Read More: http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/afn-identifies-51-swing-ridings-ahead-of-october-s-federal-election-1.2422157

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