Nancy dumps on the Tories

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Nancy Karetak-Lindell, Nunavut’s member of parliament, used National Aboriginal Day as an occasion to take shots at the Conservative government.

“How can they make 80 per cent cuts to funding for priorities such as education, health and water, and not recognize the impact this will have short-term and long-term for Inuit, First Nations and Metis?” asked Karetak-Lindell in a press release.

“When I first came to the Hill nine years ago, I had to deal with the Reform Party. In the past nine years that party has undergone three changes and now it is called the Conservative Party.

“Yesterday’s vote brought me back to those days when the Reform Party voted against Nis’gaa and did not believe that aboriginal people were capable of being part of the process.”

She called on the government to make aboriginal issues a bigger priority. “We must be given our rightful place at the table — we just want to be on the same level playing field as the rest of Canadians.”

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