Letter to Editor (National Post) – Re: Act Would Make Public Chiefs’ Pay, Nov. 23.

Publication Source: National Post
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Author: Jim Erkiletian

It’s interesting that Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan is so enthusiastic about supporting Bill C-27, requiring First Nations chiefs to declare their salaries and other federal payments. It would be commendable if Mr. Duncan also agreed to publicly declare his own itemized expenses.

To date, the only MP who has agreed to do so is Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada. MPs who vote for this bill without agreeing to the same public disclosures themselves can add the charge of racism to their hypocrisy.

Jim Erkiletian, Nanaimo, B.C.