Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 2:35 PM ET

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National Audio 2:35 PM ET

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NAT083 - (Elxn-Que-Ungava-Riding) QUEBEC CITY. x-21s. With an eye on the October first election campaign, the Assembly of First Nations regional chief for Quebec and Labrador says he's pleased two of the four political parties have agreed to commit to meeting with First Nations leaders -- if they are elected. Ghislain Picard adds that Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard has also committed to meetings. ("..has also agreed.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Quebec's Ungava riding recorded the lowest turnout in the last election, with just over 41 per cent of electors choosing to cast a ballot, compared to more than 70 per cent for the province as a whole. Picard says each have their own reasons for not voting -- some for historic reasons that have made them distrustful of government. …

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