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Progress doesn’t mean parity’: Indigenous leaders give cautious welcome to minority government – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 2019106 Views

October 22, 2019

TORONTO — After a federal election campaign that mostly ignored Indigenous issues on its way to the election of a minority government, First Nations leaders are giving the new-look parliament a cautious welcome.

Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, told CTV’s Your Morning she’s “kinda happy it’s a minority government.”

“This last four years has had lots of promises, lots of studies and not a lot of change,” she said.

“A minority government, just in general, brings in more collaboration across parties. Majority governments tend to get too comfortable and they don’t necessarily respond to citizen concerns in the speed and with the depth of concern that they need to.”

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