On the road to Indigenous reconciliation, Doug Ford takes a detour - 2019-07-13

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F94.png On the road to Indigenous reconciliation, Doug Ford takes a detour July 13, 2019, Martin Regg Cohn, Toronto Star

Bad enough that Doug Ford stood up Indigenous leaders at this week's Saskatchewan summit with his fellow premiers. What's worse is how he has snubbed Indigenous people since winning power a year ago. Not merely slighting them on symbolism, but shortchanging them on substance.

Not just from the start, but non-stop. Ford set the tone at his election night victory, again at his subsequent swearing-in ceremony, and indelibly in the Speech from the Throne outlining his agenda last summer: No greetings to Ontario's Indigenous people, no acknowledgments to their land, no references to reconciliation. And now, no time to give them face time.

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{{cite news | first = Martin Regg | last = Cohn | title = On the road to Indigenous reconciliation, Doug Ford takes a detour | url = https://www.thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2019/07/13/on-the-road-to-indigenous-reconciliation-doug-ford-takes-a-detour.html | work = Toronto Star | date = July 13, 2019 | accessdate = July 15, 2019 }}