Cannor clarifies

Cannor clarifies Re DŠna NŠye Gives Itself a Handout, Doesn't Do Research: The article includes inaccuracies that need to be corrected. The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (Cannor) has a mandate to foster economic development in Canada's

Re Dana Naye Gives Itself a Handout, Doesn’t Do Research:

The article includes inaccuracies that need to be corrected.

The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (Cannor) has a mandate to foster economic development in Canada’s North. This includes working in partnership with and supporting aboriginal businesses. Under the Aboriginal Business Development Program, Cannor provides support to eligible aboriginal entrepreneurs and organizations.

In addition, Dana Naye Ventures does not approve any funding decisions either for themselves or others under the Aboriginal Business Development Program. Cannor assesses all proposed projects based on program criteria and it is Cannor that makes all final decisions. All applicants seeking funding under this program are assessed with the same criteria.

Also, James Munson writes that the Minister responsible for Democratic Reform, Steven Fletcher, declared that a truss shortage was “cutting-off Yukon’s economic growth at the knees.” In fact, what Minister Fletcher said was that a modernized truss plant will allow Kilrich Industries to address local demand for trusses, stimulate the local construction industry and create business and job opportunities.

This government is committed to supporting a prosperous and diversified northern economy, including working with aboriginal partners to encourage and support aboriginal businesses in the North.

John Duncan

Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency,

Indian Affairs and Northern Development,

and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians