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NFN Chief says minister’s portfolio could lead to conflict – My West Nipissing Now

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 2018150 Views

Aug. 7th, 2018

Nipissing First Nation Chief Scott McLeod believes provincial cabinet minister Greg Rickford will run into problems trying to handle three portfolios.

Rickford wasn’t only named the Minister of Energy by the Premier last month, he’s also the Minister of Northern Development and Mines as well as the Minister for Indigenous Affairs.

McLeod is worried about the effect the latter two portfolios will have when considering First Nation issues.

“A lot of issues involving mining companies are somewhat at odds with First Nations when it comes to accessing resources in the north,” McLeod said.

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