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Sure hope I don’t see Pinocchio



Re: John Weston’s thoughts on Idle No More (Coast Reporter, Jan. 11).

Well, here’s to hoping that I will one day share John Weston’s enthusiasm for implementing his over-arching SCATE principles, particularly “accountability, transparency and equality.”

After consistently ignoring consultation and dialogue with those affected by their omnibus bills, I assume by Mr. Weston’s enthusiastic words that he has checked his new crystal ball and is predicting a huge turnaround from Prime Minister Harper.

Mr. Weston notes his guiding principles include “accountability,” so I too join Mr. Weston in looking ahead to their concerted efforts and action plans for consulting with and listening to First Nations around the use of resources when it comes to their land and treaty rights.

He also notes “equality.”

I assume then that he and the prime minister will be consumed with developing action plans, new policies and budgets in collaboration with First Nations to ensure massive changes that will finally address the crises lived by First Nations communities when it comes to basic needs such as water, housing and education.

New day? New political approaches? I will be watching. I will try my best to be optimistic, but in my heart I fear Mr. Weston’s explanation of SCATE principles are like those of a wooden puppet who dreamt of becoming a real boy one day.

To stay grounded in reality, I know I will have to keep two eyes directed at every Conservative looking into a mirror. My glances will focus on their noses and reactions to stress. I sure hope I don’t see a likeness to Pinocchio.

If I do, I will Idle No More.

Dianne Goldberg, Halfmoon Bay



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