Indigenous candidates get caught up in status quo election – The Star
Sept. 21, 2021
For the third consecutive federal election the number of Indigenous MPs to sit in Ottawa maxes out at 10, that despite a record number of 77 Indigenous candidates running this time around.
Justin Trudeau’s Liberals were re-elected for a third term Sept. 20 and will form a second-consecutive minority government.
“I think what we’ve seen across the board (is) people stuck with the status quo,” said Courtney Skye, research fellow with the Indigenous think-tank the Yellowhead Institute.
“There was very little change that happened with this election. It didn’t seem there were very many ridings that made a radical change. There were a few changes here and there, but nothing that would dramatically change things…”
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