First Na­tions chiefs boo Scheer for not say­ing how he’s dif­fer­ent from Harper

StarMetro Calgary - - CANADA & WORLD - Janice Dick­son

An­drew Scheer sidestepped how his poli­cies will dif­fer from Stephen Harper’s, but promised his ap­proach would be dif­fer­ent from the Lib­er­als’. OT­TAWA—Hun­dreds of First Na­tions chiefs booed Con­ser­va­tive Leader An­drew Scheer on Thurs­day when the op­po­si­tion leader told them they will have to wait un­til his plat­form is re­leased to see how he dif­fers from for­mer prime min­is­ter Stephen Harper.

He was speak­ing to a meet­ing of Assem­bly of First Na­tions chiefs in a down­town Ot­tawa ho­tel.

Dur­ing a ques­tion-and-an­swer ses­sion with the op­po­si­tion leader, chiefs asked Scheer how he’s dif­fer­ent from Harper, with one ask­ing him to name one pol­icy stance he holds that’s dif­fer­ent from Harper’s and an­other ask­ing how he plans to re­build trust with First Na­tions peo­ple that “Harper lost.”

Though he sidestepped a de­tailed ac­count of whether and how he will be dif­fer­ent from Harper, Scheer promised his ap­proach would be dif­fer­ent from the Lib­er­als’.

“I’d be happy to come back at a fu­ture time and ex­plain more de­tailed as­pects,” he said.


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