Aboriginal Issues: forgotten all over again
Once again, the issue of making a real difference in the lives of First Nations people in this country is not front-and-centre in the election campaign. It's not a matter of a promise here or there, it's a political party stepping up and admitting we're facing a national emergency that will be treated as such after the election, with timetables and deadlines for action. This party would say substandard education, schoolrooms without heat and Third World medical and housing conditions are not acceptable in Canada, just as they haven't been acceptable for the last century and more. This party would say changing economic conditions for the First Nations would have a positive effect on the entire economy.