Oliver: 'dysfunctional' comments "not referring to First Nations in general"

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Joe Oliver, the federal Minister of Natural Resources, has come under fire recently for suggesting that Aboriginal communities are “socially dysfunctional”  in comments to the Vancouver Board of Trade.

In this interview with APTN National News anchor Michael Hutchinson, Oliver addresses the comment, as well as Keystone XL, the Prosperity mine, and upcoming changes to the Fisheries Act.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.

1 thought on “Oliver: 'dysfunctional' comments "not referring to First Nations in general"

  1. What a lying hypocrite, Oliver says here is ok for first nations to oppose anything period, but if you happen to be white, or any other color, the gloves are off and you’re a foreign radical.
    Then on the issue of his “socially dysfunctional” again he says this was not about aboriginals, wow, so who was he referring to? He even goes so far as to denying that he even said it.
    This all from a government that holds power be stealing the election. Meaning in the real world they have no credible right to be governing Canada.

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