Stick with Kelowna, Simon says


Mary Simon, the leader of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, joined other aboriginal leaders this week in asking the Conservative government to stick with the Kelowna agreement.

The agreement, struck in Kelowna, British Columbia last November by the former Liberal government, the premiers of the provinces and territories, and aboriginal leaders, promised $5 billion in spending over the next five years on improving the lives of aboriginals and Inuit.

This week aboriginal leaders met again with premiers in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, during the annual Council of the Federation.

In a press release, Simon said her biggest commitment is working toward improving the living conditions of Inuit, by calling on the Conservative government to fulfill the promises that the former government made at Kelowna.

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