20 Aug New Indian Affairs minister a longtime foe of special rights for aboriginals (Daily Gleaner)
Conservative MP John Duncan is sworn in as minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians during a cabinet shuffle at Rideau Hall in
His soothing words and conciliatory attitude were in stark contrast to past statements adamantly opposing anything that smacked of special treatment for natives.
His past denunciations of “race-based” laws and government policies seem to make
Some native leaders are concerned, wondering if
But others are convinced the minister’s views – along with those of the Conservative government itself – have evolved over the years. …Go to article.