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Assembly of First Nations report identifies Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing as ridings where First Nation voters could determine election outcome
An Assembly of First Nations (AFN) report from late August suggests the ridings of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing are among 24 electoral districts in Canada where First Nations voters could play ‘kingmaker’ in the 2021 federal election.
Using population data from Statistics Canada and Elections Canada voting results from the 2019 federal election, AFN identified ridings in Canada where the percentage of First Nation voters was higher than the margin of victory for the winning candidate in 2019 and ridings where First Nation voters represent at least five per cent of voters in a riding and the difference between the margin of victory for the winning candidate in 2019 and the representation of First Nations electors was less than five.