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Canadian party won't honor deal with First Nations

Canada's Conservative party doesn't plan to honor an agreement First Nations leaders reached with Liberty Prime Minster Paul Martin to pour $5 billion into Native programs.

The Conservatives say they support the goals of the agreement: to improve health care and housing for Natives. But they say they aren't committed to spending the amount of money agreed to by Martin at the first minister's meeting last November.

First Nations leaders responded angrily to the news, which came in advance of the upcoming elections.

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First Nations leaders worried about Conservative plans (CBC 1/11)
Aboriginal groups angry about Solberg comments (CBC 1/11)
B.C. questions Conservative commitment to First Nations deal (CBC 1/11)

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