Shame on Canada! Shame on us all!

Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan tells an outright lie in this chance encounter on the stairs at the CBC. As if that is not bad enough, the Minister goes on to blame the MP for that area, Charlie Angus, for not informing him of the issue!  Those who follow politics, particularly the issues of First Nations communities and human rights issues, know that Charlie Angus is the guy who’s been working his ass off on this file for YEARS!

A quick search of the Google News archives reveals almost 100 instances of Mr. Angus speaking about the situation at Attawapiskat!  This includes a Hamilton Spectator story from 2005 where Mr. Angus references issues with Indian Affairs’ “boxing in” the people of Attawapiskat. And, in the scrum, Mr. Angus rattles off several instances of his attention on the growing crisis, going back to 2007.

I think Charlie is right.  This is a “willful, hard-working level of incompetence” leading to deaths, by the Government of Canada and, thereby, the People of Canada.  Shame on us for allowing this institutionalized racism to carry on for far too long!

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  1. Darrell Collins

     /  December 1, 2011

    Couldn’t agree with you more. Another case of an incompetent minister ducking his responsibilities.

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  2. Actually, Minister Duncan is very competent. He alone has made it nearly impossible for First Nations councils and organizations to access millions of dollars of funding that just even two years ago was available for use in trying to alleviate the pressing poverty on reserves and in the inner cities.
    He’s rewritten dozens and dozens of rules that are self-contradictory, which have requirements bands and organizations are hard-pressed to fulfill, which means funding goes untouched, which then the government can take and use for their own pet-projects.
    Don’t mistake disdain and neglect for incompetence, please. Minister Duncan absolutely hates that Canada has to ‘take care’ of First Nations. He’s doing everything in his power to take care of the ‘Indian Problem’ in his own way.

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  3. Thank you very much for making that point, Troy. It is what I understood Charlie Angus to say when he said that it is “willful, hardworking incompetence” that the Minister is up to.

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  4. Beijing York

     /  December 2, 2011

    Troy is absolutely right. I know of one program in particular, focused on providing much needed employment training, that is nearly impossible to access.

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  5. the banana

     /  December 2, 2011

    Neocon fuckers. That is all.

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  6. Cut off all taxpayer money to these mooches, until they open their books! I am tired of these racists who think they can get free money for sitting on their asses all day, just because they are ‘First Nations’.

    This country needs a lot more chiefs like Clarence Louie, and a lot less greedy chiefs like Theresa Spencer.

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  7. Your racist comments are not welcome here, Extremist. And, btw, if you would actually read and research, you’ll find the audited financial statements of the Attawapiskat First Nation online.

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  8. Those audited financial statements online are incomplete. Can’t you read?

    Please stop your racism, Regina Mom :(

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  9. I am so proud to be Canadian now. Our PM has left the global wealth redistribution scam called Climate Change (formerly called Global Warming).
    Western farmers can now opt out of the Communist Wheat Board; they are free to sell and market their product without being jailed.
    The long gun registry is being abolished.
    We opted out of the anti-semitic UN’s annual hatefest against Israel.
    Illegals are being deported out of the country.
    Next? Ready aim fire —-> 1) ridding the country of the Orwellian Human Rights Tribunals before the Christianphobic homosexual lobby has financially ruined every preacher in the country, and 2) yanking the annual $1.1 billion welfare payment to the CBC mooches.

    Go PM Harper–that is why the country gave you a majority government! :)

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  10. Regina Mom has received an arts grant ($$$) from us taxpayers.
    I call on Regina Mom to donate the arts grant ($$$) to the poor – victims of racism she tells us – people of Attawapiskat.

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  11. Oh, you poor woman. I am so sorry that you hate your life so much that you have to come here, in a public forum and embarrass yourself so thoroughly. Good luck with it all, honey.

    Dear Readers, This is the last comment you’ll see from the Extremely Extreme Extremist at thereginamom.com. I have no time or energy for racist right wing radicals. Extremely Extreme Extremist, aka Louise, has been banned.

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