Chiefs boo Scheer for not say­ing how he’s dif­fer­ent from Harper

Journal Pioneer - - CANADA -

OT­TAWA — Con­ser­va­tive Leader An­drew Scheer says First Na­tions chiefs will have to wait un­til his plat­form is re­leased to see how he dif­fers from former prime min­is­ter Stephen Harper. Hun­dreds of chiefs in Ot­tawa for the As­sem­bly of First Na­tions Spe­cial Chiefs As­sem­bly booed him in re­sponse. Dur­ing a ques­tion-and-an­swer ses­sion with the op­po­si­tion leader, chiefs asked Scheer how he plans to re­build trust with Indige­nous Peo­ple in Canada, say­ing Harper lost that trust. Scheer, re­spond­ing to two sim­i­lar ques­tions, says he’s go­ing to have to ask for a lit­tle bit of pa­tience, un­til the Con­ser­va­tives have a 2019 elec­tion plat­form ready. Scheer says there will be clear ways that his ap­proach will be dif­fer­ent.

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