First, the Kelowna Accord was never a sustainable plan that would have eliminated poverty in aboriginal communities and delivered hope to grassroots First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.
The removal by the Martin government of all accountability measures a week before the November 2005 first ministers' meeting in Kelowna ensured that.
Brazeau also points out that from 2000 to 2006, Aboriginal organizations gave $350,000 to federal Liberal party campaigns. By contrast, the Conservative Party received $740 from them over the same period.
Cuthand did, however, write a very good column explaining why the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission has broken down.