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Wasylycia-Leis Would Work to Better Ties with Aboriginals

September 12, 2014 1:36 PM | News

Judy Wasylycia-Leis

Judy Wasylycia-Leis (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Mayoral hopeful Judy Wasylycia-Leis would work to create a relationship between aboriginals and city hall if elected.

Wasylycia-Leis said on Friday she would establish an aboriginal vision and implementation roundtable within her first 100 days in office.

“We need to move forward in a spirit of mutual respect that acknowledges our shared and broken history, recognizes the challenges of the present and embraces the opportunity for a better future,” she said.

The roundtable would be chaired by Wasylycia-Leis and a senior representative of Winnipeg’s aboriginal community and will include aboriginal and non-aboriginal business, community and labour leaders.

The rountable would focus on developing jobs, recreation services, safety for aboriginal women, and housing while working with other levels of government.

“I am committed to moving forward with that mandate in partnership with the urban aboriginal community,” the former NDP MP added.