Lack of meeting an outrage
I am non-native and I am absolutely outraged.
Where are Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor General David Johnston?
For far too long, Canada has ignored its legal and moral responsibilities under the nation-to-nation treaties between First Nations peoples and the Crown. Instead, Canadian policies are focused on helping corporations exploit Canada’s natural resources while First Nations communities are impoverished, the people made sick and the lands and waters contaminated across Canada.
We, both native and non-native peoples, are paying the price with our health, and it’s only set to get worse. I want to see a meeting happen, and pronto.
ALISON KEMP, Ottawa