Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his minister of Aboriginal Affairs clung to a defence of the Northern federal food subsidy program Tuesday that was repeatedly undercut by the Auditor General of Canada during a press conference and in his Fall 2014 report.
The infrastructure funds for First Nation schools announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper Monday matches the amount put on ice by Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt after chiefs rejected the government’s education bill.
Canada’s Department of Aboriginal Affairs has been robbing Peter to pay Paul.
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt defended Ottawa’s treatment of First Nation children Tuesday as the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal continued to hear closing arguments on a discrimination case against the federal government.
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt vented his frustration Thursday with the Assembly of First Nations’ rejection of a proposed bill for First Nation education and hinted Ottawa may move ahead on the file without the support of the chiefs’ organization.
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt moved aggressively to undermine the Confederacy of Nations Thursday, labeling the chiefs behind the organization as rogues who are “threatening” national security.
The final push that gave birth to the First Nation education bill currently before Parliament occurred during discussions between Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt and Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo, according to a senior federal official.
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt says he doesn’t believe “unanimity” will ever be found on his government’s proposed First Nation education bill, but opposition MPs should follow the “lead” of Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo, think of the “children” and put politics aside on the issue.
APTN National News On the eve of the prime minister’s announcement, First Nation education made…