And the grades are in … NWAC/Nanos SCORECARD: Some Parties get top marks, and some fall short

OTTAWA, Sept. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — An in-depth evaluation of the marketing campaign platforms of the 5 main political events competing in the 2021 federal election finds some are promising measures that immediately align with the priorities of Indigenous girls in Canada, and others are lacking the mark.

The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) commissioned Nanos Research to check the events’ platforms with the 11 coverage points NWAC decided to be of major significance. Those coverage points embrace human rights, self-determination, reconciliation, setting, clear water, housing, baby welfare, justice and policing, employment and financial growth, and well being care. The result’s a 79-page doc referred to as SCORECARD: Where do the federal events stand on Indigenous girls’s points which is obtainable, together with NWAC’s Priorities doc, at www.NWAC.ca

The New Democratic Party’s platform was given an A for addressing the important wants of Indigenous girls in nearly each space. The Liberals and the Green Party got a B for making guarantees that go an extended method to match the priorities of Indigenous girls.

But marketing campaign commitments of the Conservatives and the Bloc Québécois have sizeable gaps relating to the points that Indigenous girls require by the subsequent authorities of Canada. Those events got a D.

On the concern of fresh ingesting water, as an example, the NDP and the Liberals got 5 out of 5 for his or her marketing campaign commitments, the Green Party and the Conservatives got 3 out of 5, and the Bloc was given a 1. On reconciliation and residential colleges, the NDP was given a 5, the Green Party was given a 4, and the different events acquired a 3.

NWAC stands behind this complete evaluation which comes after a majority of Canadians who responded to a Nanos ballot in August stated reconciliation with Indigenous folks is vital to them and would have an effect on how they forged their vote in this election. This evaluation was commissioned to assist Indigenous girls select which social gathering to help when marking their ballots however, given the demand being expressed throughout Canada for governments to handle Indigenous points, NWAC hopes it can additionally affect the vote of the broader Canadian voters.

It should be pressured that this report seems at marketing campaign platforms alone and doesn’t assess the efficiency of social gathering leaders or their previous data. NWAC additionally factors out that guarantees are solely good in the event that they are stored after the events are elected and, too typically, what has been stated on the marketing campaign path has not been realized as soon as a celebration will get into energy.

“SCORECARD makes it clear that some parties have a better understanding than others about the pressing needs of First Nations, Métis and Inuit women,” says Lynne Groulx, NWAC’s Chief Executive Officer. “We would like to have a conversation with those parties that did not do as well in this report card. We would like to talk about what they can do to improve the lives of Indigenous women. That is what reconciliation is all about.”

For data, or to rearrange an interview, contact Gloria Galloway at 613-447-6648 or [email protected]

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