Whenever this happens, staff prepare “briefing books” to get the new minister up to speed on the people, finances and issues faced by the ministry and its agencies.
At the bottom of this post is the first phase of a Freedom of Information release of the briefing book prepared for Chong by the Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Ministry. I call the document “Ida Know More.”
The document also contained a map showing the locations of British Columbia’s First Nations (almost all of whom have outstanding land claims but no treaties), and a First Nations pronunciation guide, which includes such tongue-twisters as Anderson Lake (An-der-son Lake) and Peters (Pete-rs).
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