Why I Vote: John Lagimodiere
- EFN Staff | October 16, 2015
As part of our coverage of the 2015 Federal Election, we are asking Indigenous people in this province to tell us "Why I Vote." These are the unedited words from our interviewees. You can find more in our Interviews section.
John Lagimodiere, 47, Publisher and consultant
Did you vote in the last federal election?
I have voted in every election I have been entitled to except one where I got caught up out of town and missed the poll closing. I was so upset.
Will you be voting in this election?
I will certainly be voting in this election.
What is the most important issue to you this election?
First Nation, Métis and Inuit issues are most important because that is where we need the most investment and change in our country. After that, I look at taxation, healthcare and education for middle class families like mine as we need to survive and thrive in this country and the day to day stuff impacts our family the most.
Why is it important for Indigenous people to vote?
It is important to vote because you can influence change and it is your civic responsibility. If you don’t vote, politicians won’t pay attention to your issues. Get engaged. Make an effort or quit yer bitchin.
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