Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Indigenous MPs and Candidates - 2015 Federal Election


WELCOME TO OUR INDIGENOUS POLITICS BLOG!



As we prepare for 2015, a few of us have decided to have a look at the current indigenous MPs (or Aboriginal if you prefer). We will also be looking at the First Nation, Metis & Inuit people who are candidates for a federal party, running for a party's nomination or showing interest as we progress. 

The next federal election is scheduled by law for October 19, 2015. However the Prime Minister could call on the Governor General to dissolve parliament and launch a federal election anytime this year. Changes in the 2015 election will include an increase from 308 to 338, which will change some current boundaries and create new ridings.

Considering we are a new blog, here is a first post. Contact us if you have questions/comments, we do our best to province accurate information, being a volunteer initiative your assistance is welcome.

Please feel free to alert us if our information is inaccurate or you have new information, we will update accordingly (please provide information source link).

First we will have a look at current elected Indigenous MPs, which there are four for the Conservative Party of Canada, two for the New Democratic Party of Canada and one for the Liberal Party of Canada. 

CURRENT INDIGENOUS/ABORIGINAL MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT

Conservative Party of Canada



Rob Clarke 
First Nation
Conservative MP
Incumbent (nominated candidate)


 Leona Agluukaq 
 Minister of Environment, Arctic Council
Inuit
Conservative MP
Incumbent (nominated candidate)


Shelly Glover 
Minister of Canadian Heritage, Official Languages
Metis
Conservative MP
Incumbent (nominated candidate)



Rod Bruinooge 
Metis 
Conservative MP
Incumbent (will not seek re-election)


New Democratic Party of Canada



Romeo Saganash 
NDP Deputy Critic for Intergovernmental & Aboriginal Affairs 
First Nation
NDP
Incumbent (nomination candidate)


Jonathan Genest-Jourdain 
NDP Deputy Critic for Aboriginal Affairs
First Nation
NDP
Incumbent (nominated candidate)

Liberal Party of Canada



Yvonne Jones
Labrador, NFLD
LPC Critic for Northern Development, Arctic Council and ACOA
Metis
Liberal MP
Incumbent (nominated candidate)


We are looking forward to upcoming posts where we will share news on these incumbent candidates as well as First Nation, Metis and Inuit people who have secured a parties nomination or are competing for a nomination. Please provide us with any details of these candidates and we will be sure to post and share. Thank you.



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