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Indigenous MPs hope new Conservative leader takes a different approach to issues – APTN

December 12, 2019

Indigenous Members of Parliament are hoping the Conservative caucus take a different path towards First Nations, Metis and Inuit issues following the resignation of leader Andrew Scheer.

Scheer, who represents the riding of Regina-Qu’appelle in Saskatchewan has been critisized for not putting enough emphasis on Indigenous issues.

Now with a new leader on the way, the hope is the there will be more advocacy for Indigenous peoples across the country.

On Thursday, Scheer said he was proud of his time as leader, noting there are more Conservative MPs than there were before the Oct. 21 election.

“We kept our party united and strong,” he said. “We knocked the Liberals down to a minority. We increased seats all over this country.”

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