“The housing crisis that has plagued her [Chief Spence] remote reserve of about 1,900 people has been in and out of the headlines for months. The federal government says that since 2006, they’ve spent $131 million on the reserve but the band refuses to release detailed financial records to residents or the media as to where all the money’s been spent…”
My Tweet to McComb:
@jonmccomb980 U said on CKNW that Attawapiskat people refuse to release financial stmnts. What R these? http://bit.ly/rI7AUu
McComb, true to his reputation as a straight shooter, responded,
“@Norm_Farrell Clearly I was ill-informed. Thanks for pointing out the error. Mea Culpa. @CKNW”
Jon McComb is a skilled broadcaster who aims to uncover all sides of a story so I’m not surprised that he said mea culpa. Unfortunately, he can’t take back the words and thousands of people will have prejudices reinforced.
Postmedia’s National Post brought us the unveiled racism of Christy Blatchford, the idiot who suggested hunger striker Theresa Spence was committing an act of terrorism. Yet National Post also published The real math behind Attawapiskat’s $90 million, despite their confusion over who wrote the material. (It was Chelsea Vowel of âpihtawikosisân ) Please read through Ms. Vowel’s explanation.
Update: I asked CKNW programming how this misinformation was to be corrected. Stay tuned.