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The Liberal government on Thursday introduced a bill to bring Canadian law into line with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The legislation, Bill C-15, was tabled by Justice Minister David Lametti.
If passed, Bill C-15 would utilize UNDRIP as a human rights tool that Canadian law would be held accountable to following.
“The bill tabled today contains key elements that the Assembly of First Nations has long sought to ensure that Canada meets its obligations to respect and implement the UN Declaration,” Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde told reporters at a press conference held following the bill’s introduction.
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