ONTARIO REGIONAL CHIEF ISADORE DAY: ‘BUDGET CAN’T BE BALANCED IGNORING FIRST NATION PRIORITIES’

NEWS RELEASE Sept. 12, check 2016 ONTARIO THRONE SPEECH COMMUNICATES LITTLE TO FIRST NATION PRIORITIES, recipe SAYS ONTARIO REGIONAL CHIEF ISADORE DAY: ‘BUDGET CAN’T BE BALANCED IGNORING FIRST NATION PRIORITIES’   Shared Territory of Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations (Toronto) — The province voiced very few commitments to the First Nations in Ontario today during its Throne Speech which set a new agenda for the government’s final 20 months before the next election. The most glaring omission was failure to address movement on the now eight-year-old provincial commitment to implement Resource Revenue Sharing.   “This throne speech was a critical opportunity to communicate that improving the socio-economic outcomes of First Nations is vital to the overall Ontario economy,” said Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day. “This was not heard today. We cannot lose the momentum…

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