Monday, 18 April 2011

No. 36: Harper undoes agreement to improve lives of First Nations

The Kelowna Accord was designed to eradicate poverty in First Nations communities and make Canada a better place," Phil Fontaine of the Assembly of First Nations said.  "This budget suggests to me that we won't be able to move ahead on those commitments." Even conservative Alberta Premier Ralph Klein expressed his disappointment, saying the Kelowna deal went a long way toward addressing the needs of First Nations and M├ętis peoples.