Back in March, Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs president Stewart Phillip told The Globe and Mail's Justine Hunter he had "very deep concerns" the proposed Recognition and Reconciliation Act would "become a partisan issue" and "kicked around in the election." That didn't happen. But British Columbia Chamber of Commerce president and chief executive officer John Winter expressed regret the legislation wasn't discussed on the campaign trail. Speaking on Public Eye Radio, Mr. Winter said, "It's too bad, in many respects that it wasn't part of the election. I think that it - amazingly - did not become a key issue as far as the two leading parties are concerned. And I think there was an opportunity, perhaps. But wasn't it Kim Campbell who said elections are no time to raise key issues?"
June 8, 2009