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Conservative candidate says First Nation businesses enjoy unfair advantages –

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Progressive Conservative candidate Tamara Johnson stands by Facebook comments she made claiming First Nation entrepreneurs enjoy an unfair business advantage.

Johnson, seeking to unseat Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle and NDP challenger Andrew Foulds in Thunder Bay-Superior North, was reacting to former Fort William First Nations chief Peter Collins suggestion to possibly blockade the James Street Swing Bridge.

The century-old bridge, owned by CN, has been closed to vehicular traffic since Oct. 29 because of a fire, though it opened to rail traffic three days later.

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