Saganash rode orange wave to victory

The NDP’s Romeo Saganash easily took his northern Quebec riding despite facing accusations early on his Cree background would prove a liability with local voters.

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The NDP’s Romeo Saganash easily took his northern Quebec riding despite facing accusations early on his Cree background would prove a liability with local voters.

Saganash received double the number of votes compared to his nearest rival.

The results probably surprised Bloc Quebecois candidate Yvon Levesque who claimed the region would never elect and Aboriginal person.

APTN National News reporter Danielle Rochette was there during Quebec’s night of surprises.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.