If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering where the parties stand on the issues relevant to Aboriginal peoples this 2011 federal election. You’re probably wishing too that there was some handy, side-by-side way to compare the various platforms.

Wish and wonder no longer, friends: the following grid should help you see who’s pledged what to Aboriginal peoples so far this campaign and how it stacks up against their opponents. It will be updated as planks are added and/or refined.

Some quick notes: where a party platform is ‘silent’ on an issue, it’s been left blank; where a promise overlaps with more than one subject area, it’ll be included more than once to reflect that. Given that the Bloc Québécois has (as of April 9) yet to issue a full platform in English, what is included here is my best translation of the original French (which includes the handy number assigned to each promise for your reference); if more nuanced translations are required, by all means let me know.

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