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Why is it canadians get the right to vote on military spending but not on the 10 billion we throw away on aboriginals per year?

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wickedpissah

Caring for people is mandatory.
Killing people is optional.

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No said anything about killing people, what a useless comment. what do you think canadian soldiers are doing in these different counties, they put their lives on risk to help other people
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If you want to help people, send doctors and nurses.
If you want to build a bridge or a hospital, you send engineers and construction workers.
If you want to help the kids, you send teachers.
If you recruit a soldier, give that soldier a weapon, train that soldier to kill with that weapon, then send that soldier into a war zone, you're not sending him there to "help other people."
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You have a serious lack of knowledge of workd events. You cannot send teachers, doctors, nurses or even money as aid without those soldiers there to protect them. You need to do some reading son.
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My father does not use computers.
So... I'm not your son.
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they have the right to vote on USA military spending ?

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wickedpissah
We're talking about Canada, not the United States.
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You elected the governement so that you did not have to decide on every $ that is spent. This is called delegation. So, in fact, you DID get the right to vote, and you did: when you voted. This is why you have political programs, so that you know what you vote for.

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I don't actually agree with this, canadian politics are interesting in the fact no political party has touched touched the aboriginal or french issue since the 50's. Political parties will not go near this issue, it's perceived as political suicide. Not party will represent canadians as a while
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So we have a right wing Canadian here now?

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Wow. That's like finding a dang unicorn.
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What can I say? Dinosaurs don't die easy, ya know.
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The Bureau of Aboriginal & Northern Affairs 2012 budget was roughly 700 million over three years. That will probably be reduced by eighty or so million, due to budget cuts.The Northern affairs bit includes a great deal more than aboriginals, btw. A far cry from 10 billion a year - and a huge junk of that gets siphoned off by the endless parade of (non-native) consultants and studies & recommendations that are rarely if ever get implemented. A fraction of the funding allocated ever makes it into the hands of aboriginals.

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Interesting... So Canada's government is almost as pathetic as ours, huh?
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I wouldn't think so.
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We do have our share of ideological wing-nuts who make ignorant statements backed up by numbers they pull out of their butts, unfortunately.
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Over 5.6 billion dollars actually make it into the aboriginal hands every year, I'm not talking just about the northern affairs. Throwing money at issues has never worked before, but would it work now
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Can you cite your source. ekalb? I can - The Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada web-site - official government web-site. Btw - your profile says you live in Canada, but are you actually Canadian? I ask because Canadians as a rule, know that they vote for Members of Parliament -(federal level) and Members of the Legislative Assembly (provincial level) - mayors & city councils (municiple level). We do not vote on specific issues, our elected representatives do - just so you know.
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My point is I'm not focusing on just on the northern affairs. Your quite simple if you think throwing money at issues will resolve the aboriginal issue. We have been wasting billions of dollars on programs that have had little success. I know how the voting process works, not sure what that has to do with things. In my opinion, the federal government or parties not in power will not touch the aboriginal issue or french issue because they risk other parties hanging up on them. no government will risk their government to speak on these issues
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Don't like to answer questions or back up your statements and hyper-inflated figures, do you? Tell you what - google the Osoyoos Indian Band for an example of what people can accomplish when they have clear title to their land.
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Have you brought this up with your elected officials, instead of just asking on a website like ask.com? It would be interesting to see how they react to your indifference to the plight of those people the Europeans nearly wiped out upon their appearance. Are there other things you are hateful and spiteful towards that we could weigh in on?

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What a poor response, it wasn't my father, or your grandfather that was responsible for these issues. It's unbelievable canadian tax payers are still paying for these issue. The money needs to stop at some point, we have been pouring tons of money into the aboriginal and throwing land at this group to try and fix the issue. At this point it is like giving drugs to a user. Money is not resolving the issue.
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I see your point. I don't agree, but I see it.
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It's unbelievable that that the Feds continue to stall on settling land claims. They need to be settled BEFORE deep-pocketed corporate interests (and campaign funders) plunder native lands of their natural resources, leaving nothing but toxic waste dumps in their trail.
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I find it humorous that you post this on a primary American site. We also supply funds to our Native Americans. We owe it to them. We took their land and resources, virtually tried to extinguish them. I believe it was the same in Canada as well. All of the promises by our government to give them back their lands and to occupy territories in peace were lies. We gave them blankets laced with small pox in an effort to wipe them out. Little Big Horn? The was our "brave" general Custer killing an entire village of the elderly, women, and children to prove his manhood.

Our Native Americans are sovereign nations, but they have been relegated to land that cannot be self sufficient....and that was pretty much the government's plan all along.

You do not like Noveltman's answer (you stated it was a poor answer), but your statement "but not on the 10 billion we throw away on aboriginals per year?" is extremely hateful sounding. Have you thought that maybe the money being thrown on the infrastructure is just to help the white man to extend his further raping of the land? You can twist anything you want to make it turn toward your thinking.

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