Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement:
“Today, I have accepted the resignation of John Duncan as Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.
“I would like to thank Mr. Duncan for his many contributions as Minister and for his service to the people of Canada. Mr. Duncan will continue to serve as the Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North in the House of Commons.
“The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, will serve as the acting Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development until a new Minister is named.”