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December 04, 2020
The federal government has made good on a promise to introduce “transformational” legislation that would provide a framework for aligning Canadian laws with rights laid out in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
On Dec. 3, Justice Minister and Attorney General David Lametti introduced Bill C-15, which, if passed, will require Canada’s government to take measures to ensure federal laws are consistent with Indigenous rights set out in the UNDRIP.
According to a government news release, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act is “about protecting and promoting the rights of Indigenous peoples including rights to equality and non-discrimination, self-government and the inherent right to self-determination.”
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