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PM talking about incremental change – Vancouver Sun

by NationTalk on January 25, 2012445 Views

PM talking about incremental change

No chance that Stephen Harper would agree to anything like the Liberals’ Kelowna Accord

By Barbara Yaffe, Vancouver Sun January 25, 2012

Stephen Harper was never going to agree to a deal for aboriginals like the cashrich Kelowna Accord, negotiated by Paul Martin’s Liberals in 2005.

It featured more than $5 billion for aboriginal health care, education, housing and clean water. It was lauded by chiefs, and promptly cancelled by the Conservatives when they took power in 2006.

Six years later, and with Ottawa cutting its spending to balance the federal budget, the Harper regime is talking only about incremental and pragmatic changes, ones that would give Canada’s aboriginals the tools to help themselves.

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