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Boom Boom
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posted 20 July 2008 10:33 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
CTV had a segment today saying the premiers meeting in Quebec City have called on Harper to implement the Kelowna Accord, and on CTV's Question Period today Paul Martin was asked about Kelowna. Question Period will be on at 5 pm on CTV Newsnet, and throughout the day on CTV affiliates.

This is the only link I've seen so far.


"We are doing everything in our power to offer the federal government an opportunity to sit down with us and take advantage of the very real, positive momentum of the apology," Charest said after a meeting between premiers and native leaders in Quebec City. "This isn't about embarrassing the federal government; it's about recognizing that children and education are very important issues," he said.

Per student, Charest said native children receive half what other Canadians get for education.

The premiers are hoping for a first ministers' meeting with Harper in the coming months, but Charest said the discussions could also take the form of a less formal meeting with representatives from the provinces and territories, as well as those from native communities.

The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Phil Fontaine, said the support of the premiers is critical as his organization attempts to convince the Conservative government to invest some of the $5.1 billion attached to the Kelowna Accord.

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