Dwight Duncan attacks Attawapiskat audit

Dwight Duncan. (QMI Agency files)

Dwight Duncan. (QMI Agency files)

Antonella Artuso, Queen's Park Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 9:40 PM ET

TORONTO - The Ontario Liberal finance minister, who has yet to rule out a federal run after he resigns from provincial politics this year, raised eyebrows with some aggressive tweets Tuesday in which he alleged the audit was released to undermine Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence in the middle of her Idle No More hunger strike.

The conditions that many aboriginals live in is a “national shame,” and a critical audit of Attawapiskat should be dismissed as a needless distraction from that issue, Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan says.

Too many First Nations children go to bed hungry to be worrying about the results of one band’s audit or the eviction of a news crew from a reserve, Duncan said when asked about recent developments at Attawapiskat.

 


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