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The National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations wants Finance Minister Bill Morneau to deliver his first budget wearing a pair of moccasins.

For Perry Bellegarde, this would be a powerful symbol – a welcome and telling riff on the tradition of finance ministers wearing brand new shoes for budget day. The gesture would send a signal to all Canadians that Justin Trudeau isn’t just paying lip service to indigenous peoples.

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