Chiefs Of Ontario say Rickford made ‘threats of retribution’

CKENORA – A court document filed recently by the Chiefs of Ontario accuses the MPP for Kenora-Rainy River, who is the province’s Indigenous affairs minister, of making “threats of retribution.” A spokesperson for Greg Rickford responded to the allegations with a one-sentence statement. “As this matter is before the courts, it would be inappropriate to comment further,” the spokesperson stated in an email to Newswatch. The allegations against Rickford are in a statement of claim filed by the chiefs organization. The statement’s 45th paragraph alleges that Rickford “spoke in an angry tone and made threats of retribution” in a Dec. 11, 2023, phone call to Regional Chief Glen Hare. According to the statement, Rickford told Hare all collaboration between the chiefs and the provincial government “will stop, now that the…

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