AFN Desires Meeting With Conservative Government

Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at 12:59



Assembly of First Nations national chief Phil Fontaine is congratulating Stephen Harper and the Conservatives for their election win Monday night.


Fontaine maintains the AFN remained non-partisan throughout the campaign, although it did seek clear commitments on its agenda and priorities.


Fontaine says his group was consistently re-assured by the Conservatives that they would respect the objectives and targets of the Kelowna Accord and would implement the residential schools compensation agreement.


He says he will seek a meeting with Harper and the Tories in the near future to discuss how the new government will move forward on these commitments.