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Reconciliation means … what?

Reconciliation means … what? We seem to have lost the thread here. In the last few weeks, the Trudeau Government has deliberately increased distrust and conflict, not respect and conciliation.

First, the Government stripped the Senate's historic amendment from Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration). The Senate's amendment would, finally, have extended equality with respect to status, and transmission of status, to First Nations women. But in the Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs, the Liberal majority stripped out the Senate's amendment, and every Liberal Member of Parliament, except Hunter Tootoo and Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, stood in the House of Commons on June 20, 2017, and voted for a stripped down...

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Tribunal Issues Order on Jordan's Principle

1.      Definition of Jordan’s Principle

A.   As of the date of this ruling, Canada shall cease relying upon and perpetuating definitions of Jordan’s Principle that are not in compliance with the Panel’s orders in 2016 CHRT 2 [83 C.H.R.R. D/207], 2016 CHRT 10 [83 C.H.R.R. D/266], 2016 CHRT 16 [84 C.H.R.R. D/111] and in this ruling.

 B.   As of the date of this ruling, Canada’s definition and...

Human Rights Digest 18-5, July 2017