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Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan resigns over inappropriate letter

Bill Curry, The Globe and Mail, Feb. 15 2013

Aboriginal Affairs minister John Duncan has announced his resignation.

Aboriginal Affairs minister John Duncan has announced his resignation.

Federal Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan has resigned from cabinet for writing an inappropriate letter to the Tax Court of Canada.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued a statement Friday confirming the decision.

“I would like to thank Mr. Duncan for his many contributions as Minister and for his service to the people of Canada. Mr. Duncan will continue to serve as the member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North in the House of Commons,” Mr. Harper said.

The Prime Minister said Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore will serve as the acting Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development until a new minister is named. Read the rest of this entry