Liberals face pushback on Indigenous child welfare legislation
|CTVnews 08 Feb 2019 at 14:07|
Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O Regan has given no indication when the legislation will be brought forward, and the clock is ticking because of the federal election due this fall.
In a statement, O Regan says the department is working diligently to introduce the bill on Indigenous child and family services in short order but he stressed the importance of getting the legislation right.
O Regan says the government has heard clearly through its engagement with First Nations, Inuit, and Metis that "essential elements" must be addressed.
The chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations published an open letter this week addressed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urging him to uphold the human rights of First Nations children.