Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan

Conflict Commissioner's Opinion On Pat Pimm Misses Mark By Country Mile

Dermod Travis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

In a 40-page opinion released last week, B.C. Conflict of Interest Commissioner Paul Fraser pretty well cleared former Agriculture Minister Pat Pimm of any wrongdoing with respect to his obligations under the Members' Conflict of Interest Act, despite the odd "tsk, tsk" here and there.

Atleo Pushes Toews For This

CBC | Posted 04.25.2013 | Canada Politics

It's crucial that the new minister of aboriginal affairs and northern development hit the ground running and get to work right away to tackle the urge...

John Duncan Wasn't Enough of a Bully

Samuel Getachew | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

Late Friday, Canada's Aboriginal Affairs Minister, John Duncan, resigned from cabinet. He was a great Minister. Duncan was not the desired man to force it on them. He is too diplomatic and soft where a bully would help deliver better desired results.

Duncan's Resignation Draws Cynicism

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The surprise resignation of Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan is being met with raised eyebrows among some First Nations leaders, who ...

Senators Walk Out On Aboriginal Affairs Minister

CBC | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada Politics

Three Liberal senators, all of them aboriginal, walked out of a committee meeting Wednesday night, as Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan was test...

Minister Concerned About Theresa Spence

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan expressed concern on Tuesday for the health of a northern Ontario First Nation chief who is on a hung...

His Scathing Letter To Harper Revealed

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.14.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The scaffold Prime Minister Stephen Harper erected in January to help boost the independence and prosperity of Canada's First Nations is bein...

LETTER TO JOHN DUNCAN: Why Did You Kill Badly Needed Housing in Attawapiskat?

Charlie Angus | Posted 10.11.2012 | Canada
Charlie Angus

We are disturbed that in the days following a Federal Court decision you refused to provide a ministerial guarantee to support a plan to build 30 new duplexes in Attawapiskat through rents established at market rates. Thirty new units would have gone a long way towards alleviating the serious levels of overcrowding in the community. As the band had already been approved by CMHC, your role was simply to sign a ministerial guarantee. This was not a hand-out but a forward-looking plan that to provide safe housing for families who are living in very precarious conditions.

Ottawa Pitches In $3 Million For Aboriginal Spa

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Business

SASKATOON - Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan says the federal government will contribute $3 million to a new aboriginal hotel and spa in Saskat...

Ottawa Ups Offer To 22 Homes For Attawapiskat

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence says her community appreciates the federal government's decision to send more modular homes to the isolated...

New Homes For Attawapiskat

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.08.2012 | Canada

The beleaguered native community of Attawapiskat could soon receive 15 modular homes, Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan announced in Ottawa on F...

Minister To Meet Attawapiskat Chief

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The housing crisis in Attawapiskat has now turned into a full-blown political crisis.Attawapiskat band councillors turfed a federal appointee...

Christian Cotroneo

Attawapiskat: What Happens When Charlie Angus And John Duncan Meet In A Stairwell

HuffingtonPost.com | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada

Far from the shambling tents and tarps that the world now knows as Attawapiskat -- a northern Ontario reserve that catapulted to public attention just...

BC Chief Offers Grim Warning To Attawapiskat

CBC | Posted 01.30.2012 | Canada

A B.C. Chief is warning First Nations that have declared a state of emergency because of living conditions in northern Ontario reserves not to accept ...

Most Of First Nations Drinking Water At High Or Medium Risk

CP | Posted 09.13.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- SASKATOON - A new report shows an increase in the number of high-risk drinking water systems on First Nations. The national a...