Why I Vote: Myrna LaPlante
- EFN Staff | October 15, 2015
As part of our coverage of the 2015 Federal Election, we are asking Indigenous people in this province to tell us "Why I Vote." These are the unedited words from our interviewees. You can find more in our Interviews section.
Myrna LaPlante, 60+, Manager of Career Services
Did you vote in the last federal election?
I have voted in all the elections. I learned the importance of voting from my Dad and Mom, and I have exercised that right for as long as I remember. My Dad who was a big influence on the issue of voting, otherwise, I probably wouldn't have been so keen.
Will you be voting in this election?
I will be voting on Oct 19/15... unfortunately I missed the advance polls this weekend.
What is the most important issue to you this election?
Treaty Rights. There are many issues of importance to me as a First Nations person, from education and employment and MMIW&Gs, however the most important issue would still remain protection of Treaties and Treaty Rights.
Why is it important for Indigenous people to vote?
It is important for Indigenous people to vote in a government that will have excellent rapport with First Nations of Canada.
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