Blasts continue over education act


THE CHRONICLE-JOURNAL and the canadian press
Fallout from a failed federal education bill for aboriginals appears to include a worsening of an already-frayed relationship between the Harper government and provincial native leaders.
“It’s no secret that the Harper government is reaching new lows in modern-day oppression of First Nations people,” Union of Ontario Indians Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee declared in a news release.
And a former Liberal prime minister is also critical of the government’s controversial reforms to First Nations education.
Paul Martin said in Vancouver on Saturday that the government’s “my way or the highway” treatment of First Nations schooling is a mistake.

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