CBC News is reporting that a human rights complaint has been filed against Northwest Territories' Finance Minister Michael Miltenberger over an incident that occurred during the December 9th visit to Aurora College by Canada's new Governor General, David Johnston. Miltenberger, Member of the Legislative Assembly for Thebacha, is alleged to have asked math and business student Gabrielle Landrie to leave on three occasions. On the second occasion, he was reported to have said that the Governor General's route through the campus was being re-routed to avoid her:
"Mr. Miltenberger walked up to us, looked at me directly, and said 'You have to leave'," said Landrie. "And I said, 'oh?', and he said 'You spooked the governor general so you have to leave'."
... "The amount of anger... you could basically almost taste it," said Landrie.
When she was finished her work in the computer lab, Landrie did leave, going out of her way to avoid the Governor General and Finance Minister.
The Governor General's Office has admitted that Johnston's exit route was changed during his visit, but says that it was a timing issue and had nothing to do with Landrie. CBC is reporting that Miltenberger - who was considered a contender for Premier and is considered a potential future leader for the Territory - declined to comment, pending a hearing by the NWT Human Rights Commission.