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Liberals promise to table UNDRIP law within one year – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2019110 Views

6 December 2019

National Inuit organization “encouraged” by some throne speech promises

Within the first year of its mandate, Justin Trudeau’s minority Liberal government will introduce a law to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the government said in yesterday’s throne speech.

That proposed new law—promised in a section of the speech that claims the government will continue work on reconciliation—would be co-developed with Indigenous peoples, the government said.

The last attempt to acknowledge UNDRIP in Canadian law was a private member’s bill sponsored by Romeo Saganash, the former New Democratic Party member for the northern Quebec riding that includes Nunavik.

Saganash’s bill passed in the House of Commons, but died on the Senate order paper after the Senate adjourned ahead of the October federal election.

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