Liberals Stand in Solidarity on National Day of Action
June 29, 2007
On the National Aboriginal Day of Action, Friday June 29, the Liberal Party will stand shoulder to shoulder with Aboriginal Canadians to urge the Conservative minority government to take action to improve the lives of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people in Canada.
“The Liberal Party of Canada is proud to stand in solidarity during the day of action with all peaceful and lawful demonstrators with the goal of attaining leadership with the federal government –something which is currently non-existent,” said Mr. Dion, who will be marching with National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Phil Fontaine in Ottawa today.“In November 2005, when the leadership of five national aboriginal organizations and Canada’s provincial and federal governments met to create the Kelowna Accord it was with the spirit of trust, hope and a belief in the possibility of real progress.
“I strongly belive that we must continue to work together in the spirit of shared hope to build upon the progress we have made and to ensure that togther we will work to give each Aboriginal Canadian the same equality of opportunity that is there for all Canadians.”