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Simon says she didn’t criticize Ottawa


In the June 24, 2010 article “Inuit divided over oil drilling off Greenland” I would like to correct the record.

The reporter characterized a factual presentation of the social and economic gaps between Inuit and other Canadians as “criticizing the federal government.” This was not how it was presented to the ITK board.

Furthermore, I did not “accuse” the federal government of passing off responsibility for aboriginal and social problems to provincial and territorial governments.

Finally, I did not say that “Ottawa’s approach is all about process and not about substance.”

The discussion was regarding the process of the Council of the Federation – the group made up of the provinces and territories.

I described the meetings leading up to the next COF meeting in August 2010 as process heavy. The reporter is confused the two.

Mary Simon
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

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