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Union of BC Indian Chiefs’ president reacts to election results

The president of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs says the election results show the province wanted a change.

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip says the election speaks clearly on how a number of issues like the environment and wildlife drove voters to the polls.

He says it’s also significant to see a record number of Indigenous peoples elected to the legislature.

Phillip believes the Indigenous communities were really engaged in the election to ensure their voices were heard.

He says UBCIC will continue to voice their concerns to politicians when the next sitting of the legislature gets underway.

Four Indigenous peoples were elected last night, including Liberal’s Ellis Ross, Green Party’s Adam Olsen and NDP’s Melanie Mark and Carole James.

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