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Philpott resignation will reverberate throughout Indigenous communities, say leaders – APTN

March 4, 2019

Jane Philpott’s resignation Monday as Treasury Board president will have implications for Indigenous peoples and Indigenous-related federal policies and funding, according to some Indigenous leaders.

Philpott, who was named Treasury Board president in a Cabinet shuffle in January, announced her resignation in a letter Monday, citing “lost confidence” in how the government has handled events surrounding the SNC-Lavalin controversy, which Philpott noted “have shaken the federal government.”

Indigenous and federal opposition leaders were quick to respond to the Trudeau cabinet’s loss of a minister widely regarded as an Indigenous ally and a decision-maker committed to seeing through policy and legislative reform on Indigenous files.

Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2019/03/04/philpott-resignation-will-reverberate-throughout-indigenous-communities-say-leaders/

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