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#12 BLS- Cannon Speaks With a Forked Tongue

July 27, 2008

#12 BLS- Cannon Speaks With a Forked Tongue

#12 BLS- Cannon Speaks With a Forked Tongue

Quebec Lieutenant and Cabinet Minister Lawrence Cannon is the MP for Barriere Lake's riding of Pontiac. Cannon has said that the Conservative government "is committed to honoring its lawful obligations to First Nations, recognizing that their legal rights must be respected and upheld... We strongly believe in negotiated agreements that settle contentious issues in a way that is mutually acceptable and benefits all parties." On June 26, eight members of the community and several supporters peacefully occupied Cannon's office, demanding that Canada fulfill its legal responsibilities to Barriere Lake by respecting the results of a leadership reselection. Cannon refused to meet, and ordered police to physically remove protesters who refused to leave. Six people were arrested.

by Dru Oja Jay

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