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

Ottawa expected to argue it’s not responsible for services delivered

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.

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