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Tamara Johnson, PC candidate, stands by ‘frank’ First Nations comments –

Feb 14, 2014

The leader of Fort William First Nation is speaking out after a provincial election candidate said on Facebook that businesses on the First Nation get an “unfair” advantage.

Chief Georjann Morriseau called Tamara Johnson’s remarks this week “almost ridiculous.”

The Thunder Bay PC candidate has stated she opposes any railway blockade to force CN Rail to fix the James Street swing bridge and that First Nations businesses complaining about losses from the bridge closure already have an advantage by selling cheaper gas and cigarettes.

Johnson operates a small business in Thunder Bay.

Morriseau countered her comments with the argument that anyone who thinks First Nations get an “unfair advantage” needs to take a look at history.

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