Saturday, March 12, 2011

‘Toba MPs Vote Against Accountability

‘Toba MPs Vote Against Accountability: FCPP - Frontier Centre for Public Policy

A good explanation of why these four MPs should have voted for the bill rather than against it (or abstained). One thing is missing from this story, and I think that it is something that needs to be clearly stated:

Pat Martin and Anita Neville are NDP MPs.
Niki Ashton and Kevin Lamoureux are Liberal MPs.

As is stated several times in this article, these 4 are standing with the Aboriginal leaders who have a stake in the status quo with no transparency and against the average Aboriginal person who may find it absurd that their leaders are being paid more than other leaders in Canada for much less responsibility.

As is also stated in the article, the CTF didn't just take this on on a whim. They have received complaints from many aboriginals who are sick of the system as it is. Perhaps these MPs should be listening to the average person in this case and not just the leaders.

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