Canada’s Former Liberal Prime Minister doesn’t think much of the Conservative Government’s push to reform First Nations education.
Paul Martin says he doesn’t understand why the Federal Government continues to underfund the fastest growing segment of our population.
“The education of young First Nations students, kids going into grade one, is one of the most important issues in the country and for the Federal Government to basically be saying my way or the highway is just wrong.”
The controversial Bill C-33 was rejected last Tuesdays and has divided aboriginal leaders with some saying it gives the Federal Government too much control over their children’s education.
Martin was in Vancouver to accept an award for his work as Finance Minister.