Alberta’s United Conservative Party Under Fire for Indigenous Relations

 By Justin Sibbet  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The United Conservative Party has come under fire for their alleged mishandling of Indigenous relations during their term in government. During an event hosted by the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs (SACPA) in Lethbridge yesterday, two University of Lethbridge professors spoke about several continuing issues in Alberta, including the treatment of the Indigenous population. One of the speakers, University of Lethbridge Professor of political science, Dr. Yale Belanger, says the UCP has failed Alberta’s Indigenous people, dating back several years. The university professor says Jason Kenney embraced the idea of originalism, basically believing the constitution should never change. “The UCP used originalism to emphasize the division of powers,” said Belanger. He also says the former Premier would actively try to avoid dealing with…

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