The Aboriginal Committee's International Spectre

Published: Wednesday, 08/01/2007 12:00 am EDT

There was really no good reason for the Conservatives on the aboriginal affairs committee to come to Parliament Hill last week, unless they thought the opposition members wouldn't show up. Or maybe their presence had more to do with something else: the looming possibility that Canada is facing some embarrassment at the UN because of the Harper government's stand on a declaration that affects 375 million of the world's indigenous peoples–and their non-indigenous neighbours.

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