By Graeme MacKay, The Hamilton Spectator – Saturday July 20, 2013
JT stokes the flames of native grievances
According to Justin Trudeau, it’s Stephen Harper’s fault that a group of native leaders is threatening to set up a rival organization to the Assembly of First Nations.
“One of the things that this current Conservative government has done very well, because of its lack of movement on those issues, has been encouraging a splintering and a division within First Nations communities,” the Liberal leader said.
“There is a deliberate attempt to pick and choose whoever is willing to sign on the dotted line first rather than work with all people,” the Liberal leader said.
“It’s obviously in this government’s playbook to try and divide people as much as possible rather than work together.”
Mr. Harper is having a busy summer in terms of being blamed for things. NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, while insisting he wasn’t blaming the Tories, held them responsible for the disaster at Lac Megantic in Quebec.
“The Conservatives have failed to protect the public in key areas such as maritime search and rescue, such as food inspection, and such as railway. Because when you start cutting the budgets for railway inspections, you’re not taking care of public protection,” he said in a CBC interview. To CTV, he said the accident was “another case where government is cutting in the wrong area.’”
The didn’t do it, you see, it was just their fault. (Source: The National Post)