Manitoba Indigenous groups welcome Brian Pallister’s exit as premier

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Tuesday’s announcement that Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister volition measurement down and not question re-election arsenic person of the state has generated a batch of treatment astir Manitoba’s future.

Although galore of Pallister’s colleagues successful the governmental arena — including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Winnipeg politician Brian Bowman — wished him well, the premier has besides received scathing rebukes for the mode helium has handled cardinal issues during his tenure astatine the legislature — particularly from Indigenous groups.

The premier has been nether occurrence implicit the past period for his comments astir Canadian history, apologizing lone past week aft saying successful July that radical who came to Canada earlier and aft it became a state did not travel to destruct but to build.

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“I person been precise wide successful my content that Pallister was nary longer acceptable to service arsenic premier of what is present Manitoba, and I called for his resignation past week pursuing his underwhelming apology regarding his whitewashed and profoundly unsafe mentation of Manitoba’s assemblage history,” said Jerry Daniels, Grand Chief of the Southern Chiefs Organization.

“Throughout his premiership, Pallister showed his contempt towards First Nation and Indigenous peoples, and helium regularly disrespected our constitutional, inherent, and pact rights.

“Yesterday’s announcement is welcome,” Daniels said Wednesday. “It’s a caller time with caller opportunities for relations with our provincial pact partner. We anticipation that Pallister’s successor volition enactment with the First Peoples of this land, alternatively of moving against us.”

"The AMC acknowledges that the Premier has moved successful a absorption that allows Manitoba and each Manitobans to determination guardant successful this state successful a absorption towards existent reconciliation." – AMC Grand Chief Arlen Dumas #FirstNations #Manitoba #Reconciliation #FirstNationCitizens pic.twitter.com/FOv08glKjp

— AMC (@AMCMBChiefs) August 10, 2021

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The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs had akin comments. Grand Chief Arlen Dumas said that portion governmental leaders typically privation their colleagues good arsenic they determination on, helium won’t beryllium doing truthful successful Pallister’s case, citing the premier’s comments astir colonization arsenic the last straw.

“There were nary attempts to code this contented successful a meaningful way, truthful it’s precise hard to determine connected however to respond erstwhile idiosyncratic treats specified a important contented successful specified a mediocre way,” Dumas told 680 CJOB.

“It’s precise disturbing for the premier to travel disconnected truthful callously, and past to not adjacent effort to code the contented is precise problematic.”

Grand Chief Arlen Dumas. Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

Dumas said helium hopes the adjacent Progressive Conservative person volition correspond an accidental for authorities and Indigenous leaders to rebuild bridges and enactment together.

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In a connection Wednesday, Manitoba Métis Federation president David Chartrand said Pallister’s rhetoric astir “doing the close happening for Manitobans” and having a scandal-free tenure arsenic premier weren’t reflective of the acquisition galore Métis radical person had with the government.

“It’s wide that the provincial authorities present stands astatine a crossroad,” Chartrand said.

“The prime for their adjacent person volition archer america a batch astir whether this authorities volition proceed down this path, oregon if they person it wrong their enactment to rebuild assurance successful their quality to prosecute successful meaningful dialog with the Red River Métis and each Manitobans.

“It was lone successful his past remarks to the media that helium yet said thing I tin hold with — the lone happening amended than contiguous successful Manitoba is time successful Manitoba.”

Premier @BrianPallister, convey you for your years of work to the radical of Manitoba and Canada. From COVID-19 to kid care, we’ve worked connected a batch of important matters unneurotic and made bully progress. I’m wishing you each the champion successful the future, Brian.

— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) August 11, 2021

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Pallister won’t question re-election

In his code Tuesday, Pallister didn’t springiness a circumstantial day arsenic to erstwhile helium would beryllium stepping down arsenic leader, and a spokesperson said that determination remains successful the hands of the party.

Bonnie Staples Lyon, who served arsenic a argumentation advisor during the Gary Filmon era, the astir caller Progressive Conservative authorities earlier Pallister’s, said the Tories request to enactment accelerated to regenerate the premier.

“They request idiosyncratic successful spot by the extremity of the year, successful bid to commencement to rebrand themselves, and enactment their ain policies distant and calm the waters a bit,” Lyon told 680 CJOB.

“It’s not rocket subject putting this together,” said Lyon, who is presently with PR steadfast Argyle. “People person known this has been coming if they’ve been speechmaking the quality oregon if they’ve been listening to different people. So, if anybody says they request a batch of time, I don’t deliberation they’re prepared, then, to pb the province.”

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says helium volition not question re-election

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