Speculation is already rife that these steps suggest a downgrading of the prominence given by Prime Minister Trudeau to Indigenous affairs, perhaps because the Liberals see their strong support for Indigenous rights as an election liability. If so, that would be perhaps the greatest disappointment from this process.
Jody Wilson-Raybould is now Canada's veterans affairs minister. Removing Ms. Wilson-Raybould from the Justice portfolio has lessened the stature and impact of the most powerful and influential Indigenous federal politician in Canadian history, writes Ken Coates. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
It’s possible that pundits read too much into every cabinet shuffle, particularly mere months before a federal election. But with the past week’s mini-shuffle, it’s hard to ignore the implications for Indigenous affairs in Canada.
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Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner