As returning minister of Indigenous Relations, Wilson expected to have ‘clout’

 By Shari Narine  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Treaty 8 Grand Chief Arthur Noskey is hopeful that Indigenous Relations Minister Rick Wilson has some “clout” now that he’s one of the few ministers to hold onto an unaltered portfolio in the new Danielle Smith government. The incumbent United Conservative Party (UCP) was re-elected in the Alberta election May 29. The UCP lost seats, but still form a majority. Premier Smith named her Cabinet on Monday. “I think it’s experienced leadership, and experienced leadership has clout in certain tables,” said Noskey. “I’m pretty sure that in the government Cabinet?those ministers that are still there as Cabinet ministers carry some of that clout in making decisions.” Noskey would like to see that influence result in housing dollars for people who have lost their…

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