Is Harper approach to native issues more than just a passing phase? – Globe and Mail

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Is Harper approach to native issues more than just a passing phase?

JOHN IBBITSON
Globe and Mail Update
Published Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012

The third phase of Stephen Harper’s approach to aboriginal issues collides with the angry, conflicting, politically charged demands of Canada’s first nations leadership Tuesday. Not only is there no certainty of success, no one is exactly sure what success would look like.

The meeting itself is an important station in the progress of this Prime Minister. Mr. Harper came to power in 2006 determined to scupper the Kelowna Accord, Paul Martin’s multibillion-dollar agreement to improve health, education and quality of life for Indian and other aboriginal people.

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