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Children Ask Harper to ‘Have a Heart’ and Improve Education on Reserves – Postmedia News
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Children ask Harper to ‘Have a Heart’ and improve education on reserves
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By Teresa Smith, Postmedia News February 15, 2012
Parliament Hill was decked out in red hearts Tuesday morning, as about 400 children – aboriginal and non-aboriginal – from across the country brought “valentines” with a special message for Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
The Have a Heart campaign aims to raise awareness about the problems facing aboriginal children in government care.
It’s part of a major publicity campaign surrounding a Federal Court judicial review brought by aboriginal child-advocacy groups against a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision to dismiss a case against the federal government.