A federal budget any year, but especially in an election year, is a sermon for the party faithful.
Believe, it says. We are with you, it says. Toss a few coins in the collection plate, it says.
And so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to rattlers of the Conservative cage that the 2015-16 spending plan focuses on jobs, business and families.
But it is still a disappointment, says Perry Bellegarde, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations.
“It’s a status quo budget when it comes to First Nations and the status quo is not going to do anything to close the socio-economic gap that exists between First Nations and non-First Nations people in Canada,” Bellegarde tells Yahoo Canada News.
“Maybe the Conservatives have discounted the First Nations vote,” Bellegarde says.
The federal budget tabled Monday highlighted $500 million previously announced last fall for the construction and renovation of schools on reserves.
It does include $200 million in funding over five years to improve FirstRead More »from First Nations give federal budget a fail