Douglas White writes: In November, in a welcome announcement and demonstration of non-partisan leadership, Jody Wilson-Raybould, minister of justice and attorney general of Canada, announced the government’s support for private member’s Bill C-262, which had been championed by NDP member of Parliament Romeo Saganash.
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Gabriella Rutherford writes: In what Assembly of First Nations Chief (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde called a “crucial step towards reconciliation”, the Canadian House of Commons recently voted by 217 votes to 76 that Bill C-262, “An Act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”, should pass second reading.
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"Parliamentarians should embrace Bill C-262 as a crucial step toward shared goal of reconciliation; repudiate fear mongering and misrepresentations of UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples."
read the letter: Open Letter to All Members of Parliament
Liberal government backs bill that demands full implementation of UN Indigenous rights declaration
Justice minister supports NDP bill to fully implement UNDRIP, something activists have long demanded
By John Paul Tasker, CBC News Posted: Nov 21, 2017 12:53 PM ET Last Updated: Nov 21, 2017 4:04 PM ET