Tories Prepared to Better Define Native Policy

Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 14:04



Northern Saskatchewan’s Member of Parliament is optimistic about this weekend’s policy convention for the Conservative Party of Canada.


Jeremy Harrison feels the roundtable discussion will serve as a good opportunity for newer politicians like him to voice suggestions on how the party should treat certain issues.


For instance, Harrison says the Conservative Party has already gone on record as saying it supports the treaties and Native self-government.


However he hopes that when the weekend session is over, the party’s policy on Aboriginal affairs will be better defined.


He says that includes specific issues like financial accountability by First Nations’ administration.


Harrison adds many opponents of the Conservative Party are predicting this weekend’s session will resemble a train wreck, but he says that won’t happen.