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What he was talking about when he talked about colonialism (II)

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Shawn Atleo isn’t buying the Prime Minister’s Office’s explanation of the Prime Minister’s statement that Canada has “no history of colonialism.”

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo dismissed the government’s defence of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s statement and demanded a meeting to discuss the matter.

“The prime minister must be held to the highest standard, especially when speaking to the international community. There is no room for error. The current line of response from federal officials that the prime minister’s remarks were taken ‘out of context’ is simply not good enough for someone in his position,” said Atleo, in a statement.