By Kevin Jeffrey Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Patty Hajdu says she is ready to continue her work after retaining the Indigenous services portfolio following a wide-ranging federal cabinet shake up. The Thunder Bay-Superior North MP was one of just eight members of cabinet that remained with their role following a major shuffle Wednesday that saw seven ministers dropped and seven rookies promoted. “We’re working hard on concluding the final settlement payment for children that were harmed through a discriminatory child welfare system,” Hajdu said during a conference call on Wednesday. “We will hopefully be tabling some legislation in the fall to better protect water rights for First Nations, people in community, as well as to protect the source water in a much more fundamental way. There have been far too
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