Saturday, July 12, 2014





Canada's aboriginal affairs minister resigns


March 16. 2013 7:39PM
Story Tools
PrintPrint | E-MailEMail | SaveSave | Hear Generate QR Code QR
Send to Kindle


(AP) Canada's aboriginal affairs minister has resigned after improperly advocating to a tax court on behalf of a constituent he represents in Parliament.


Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced John Duncan's departure Friday afternoon. Duncan released a statement soon afterward explaining his decision. Duncan will keep his Parliamentary seat representing a Vancouver Island district.


In recent months, Duncan faced nationwide protests by the aboriginal community over treaty rights. He has suffered from poor health and was considered one of the government's less effective officials.


The position of aboriginal affairs minister is likely to take on a much higher profile in during a new round of negotiations over treaty issues and land-claims settlements to which Harper has committed. Heritage Minister James Moore is temporarily taking over the post.


Associated Press


Comments
comments powered by Disqus Commenting Guidelines
Poll
Mortgage Minute


Search for New & Used Cars

Make 
Model
 
Used New All
 

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just the home you want!

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just what you need!

Search Pet Classifieds
Dogs Cats Other Animals



Social Media/RSS
Times Leader on Twitter
Times Leader on Youtube
Times Leader on Google+
The Times Leader on Tumblr
The Times Leader on Pinterest
Times Leader RSS Feeds