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Thank you

 

Senator Beyak, I just read the CBC story in which you were quoted as suggesting that indigenous people trade their status cards for a Canadian citizenship.

This is the most sensible and courageous thing I have heard a Canadian politician or parliamentarian say in a long time.

I have worked and traveled extensively in northern BC, much of it in first nations communities where there is an abundance of graphic evidence that the current system is not working, including communities whose elected chiefs make hundreds of thousands of dollars and spend weekends in Vegas while the people in their communities live in abject poverty.

I support your position 100%. Thank you for having the courage and conviction to make this statement.

I hope that Canadians, both native and non-native can see the wisdom of this approach and eventually we can come together as citizens of the same "nation". However, I am not holding my breath.

Regards,

Jack