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January 22, 2021
WINNIPEG — The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) is denouncing comments made by Premier Brian Pallister, saying it is “dangerous” to blame Indigenous leaders for the high number of COVID-19 cases in northern Manitoba.
On Thursday, Pallister made a comment regarding Peguis First Nation Chief Glenn Hudson’s decision to relax restrictions over the holidays and allow visitors in the community.
“Just as a comparison, since Dec. 14 when coincidentally one of our major Indigenous leaders proclaimed that public health orders didn’t need to be followed in his case,” the premier said.