FELDSTED -- We are currently funding the legal costs of reconciliation, but in an atmosphere of distrust and suspicion that cannot be allowed to continue
federal government has a serious and unavoidable conflict of interest. Indigenous Affairs departments spend over
$14 billion annual including operating costs. That is a lot of government
infrastructure and jobs to protect.
- There is no respect or trust on either side in the reconciliation process. Indigenous people are done talking. They want to see the action promised by this government and it is not taking place.
Cancelling his trip to the Caribbean now, to come home to call a meeting on how to deal with indigenous protests, is too little and too late for anyone to believe that he is committed to action on reconciliation
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