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.
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