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Parties take questions from First Nations leaders ahead of Ontario election campaign – APTN

Apr 27, 2022

Liberal, NDP and Green party leaders addressed the Chiefs of Ontario during a virtual forum Wednesday morning.

Ontario voters head to the polls in early June and First Nations leaders want to know where each of the parties stands on mental health, addictions and affordable housing issues.

Ontario Regional Chief Glen Hare told all candidates, “We’re studied out, we know what we want and if you want to know, look on the shelves. Mental health, it’s a pandemic in our communities. we’ve been screaming. I know it will never be enough, it is severe.

“It’s taking lives far too often. When we bury someone, all the candidates, that’s when government comes, how can we help. It’s too late, we don’t want you there, it’s too late. Those are harsh realities for us.”

Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath responded to Hare’s concerns.

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