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APTN: Investigation ordered into 'spying' on Native advocate





"The deputy minister of Aboriginal Affairs is investigating whether department officials broke privacy rules in their surveillance of First Nations child advocate Cindy Blackstock.

Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan said Thursday during question period that he asked his department’s deputy minister Michael Wernick to investigate the Blackstock “spying” affair.

“I have my deputy minister to report whether privacy rules were respected in this case,” said Duncan, responding to a question from NDP Aboriginal affairs critic Linda Duncan.

Duncan wanted to know why department officials had dug into Blackstock’s Indian status file and other information."

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