Prime Minister must support motion to end discrimination against First Nations children

October 31, 2016

CLC president Hassan Yussuff is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to comply with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling ordering an end to discrimination against First Nations children in the delivery of child welfare services on reserves.

“Your government made a promise to Canadians that it will implement the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and we believe that it is past time for action,” said CLC president Hassan Yussuff in a letter to the prime minister.

Yussuff has asked the prime minister to support an NDP motion before Parliament on November 1 – the motion outlines a number of concrete measures that would help end the discrimination against First Nations children.

“The success and welfare of Canada’s First Nations children is an issue that transcends politics and is broadly supported by the Canadian people,” wrote Yussuff. “I hope we can count on you to begin to address this historic wrong and redeem Canada’s reputation on the world stage.”

 

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