Third Party Management Attawapiskat

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.

Attawapiskat didn't Mismanage Funds, Harper -- You Did

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Politics
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

Federal court ruled Wednesday morning the that the Conservative government's response to the crisis in Attawapiskat was unreasonable and failed to look at any remedy other than the appointment of a Third Party Manager. Rather that own up to their mistake the Conservative government says it is "disappointed" with the decision. What will it take for this government to take responsibility for its own incompetence? The Conservative government must work with First Nations to find solutions rather than simply trying to deflect blame for their own failures.

Feds Pull Third-Party Manager Out Of Attawapiskat

CBC | Posted 06.05.2012 | Canada Politics

A third-party manager sent to Attawapiskat First Nation to handle the troubled northern Ontario community's money will be pulled out, the federal gove...

What the "Third Party" Really Means to Attawapiskat

Andreas Krebs | Posted 02.12.2012 | Canada
Andreas Krebs

Placing Attawapiskat under third-party management isn't warranted by the circumstances. However, the move does follow an abstract notion deeply rooted in Canada's colonial history and held by both the current Conservative government and a good chunk of the Canadian public.

Government-Appointed Consultant Booted From Attawapiskat

CP | Posted 02.04.2012 | Canada

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