Francois Legault, the new premier of Quebec says he is governing for all Quebecers.
But little was said during the provincial election about Indigenous issues, and even less is in print on the parties website.
In a letter to the Assembly of First Nations Quebec and Labrador, Legault, leader of the Coalition Avenir Quebec, said he intended to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) but did not say how, or when it would happen.
Chiefs want to meet with Legault to discuss his plan.
“We have a chiefs’ assembly meeting scheduled for mid-November,” said Ghislain Picard, AFN regional chief for Quebec and Labrador. “We certainly hope that the premier will be available to meet with the Chiefs at least a first meeting and that from there we will see where that takes us.”