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Dealing with federal justice minister frustrating and disappointing says Kahnawà:ke chief – APTN News

Feb 06, 2023

Lack of federal action on online gaming, controversial Quebec bills and UNDRIP.

Chief Michael Delisle Jr. of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) says the council’s most recent meeting with federal Justice Minister David Lametti was “frustrating, to say in a word, but also, I’ll say, disappointing.”

“Don’t say reconciliation, don’t say implementation of UNDRIP, don’t say all of these truth and reconciliation strength and authorities and all of these things without real recognition, and the only way to get there is dialogue with the people that it affects on a daily basis,” said Delisle Jr. of his January meeting with Lametti.

These files include their online gaming industry, the uneven implementation of UNDRIP and fighting controversial Quebec Bills 21 and 96.

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