Indian Affairs minister takes heat over new land-claim negotiator

Posted: May 25, 2007 in Caledonia, Corruption, Deseronto, Hagersville, Home Grown Terrorism in Canada, Land claims, Natives

Indian Affairs Minister Jim Prentice replaced some of the country’s most seasoned federal land-claim negotiators with hand-picked choices who have comparatively less experience, including his former law partner.

Critics say the unusual political handling of the lucrative contracts is further proof that Conservative vows to shun patronage were hollow. It will also slow down complex land-claim talks as new negotiators climb steep learning curves, they say.

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