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Premier meeting with Innu leadership over MHA’s racist remarks – APTN News

September 16, 2019

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball is meeting with Innu leadership in Labrador today in the wake of a political scandal in that province involving a cabinet minister caught making racist comments about the Innu.

APTN News has learned that Ball, who is also the province’s self-appointed Minister of Intergovernmental and Indigenous Affairs, flew to Happy Valley-Goose Bay Monday morning to meet with Innu Nation Grand Chief Greg Rich and other Innu leaders.

Rich told APTN on Friday that remarks made by former Environment Minister and Labrador MHA Perry Trimper in a recorded phone message to the grand chief’s assistant last week are “very hurtful and disappointing,” and that the Innu are still “shocked” by them.

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