There are some people in Lake Melville area who are saying that they will not vote for Chris Montague because he is Metis and he will only dwell on Metis issues when elected. Probably those people are PC's.
What about the fact that John Hickey isn't an Aboriginal person? Lets examine this argument for a minute. Couldn't it also be said by Labrador Natives that they are not voting for Hickey because he isn't Aboriginal.
The point is that this would be lame excuse for not voting for one or the other and it doesn't hold water in many voters books, including mine.
It would be counterproductive for any MHA not to push the issues of ALL his constituents. An elected official who did not strongly put forward the legiminate concerns of him or her supporters would be quickly replaced in the next election, out on the street without a pension, looking for work.
I say, "Give Chris Montague a try, put John Hickey on E.I."