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Apr 07, 2022
Canada says it acknowledges that climate change has “exacerbated existing vulnerabilities” for Indigenous Peoples.
After two years of “teetering on the brink,” Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland believes the federal government’s 2022 budget proves the country “has come roaring back.”
“We bent, but we did not break,” Freeland said while presenting the budget in the House of Commons on Thursday afternoon.
Canada was dealt a full hand of issues and concerns in 2021.
Aside from mitigating the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government faced a damning UN climate change report, two multi-billion-dollar settlement agreements in Indigenous-led class-action suits, the ongoing unravelling of Canada’s residential school legacy, as well as what Freeland called the “deepest recession since the 1930s.”
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