AFN national chief says senators should not be ‘afraid’ of Indigenous rights bill

Perry Bellegarde wants speedy passage of 2 major bills set for introduction in January

 

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde said Conservative senators should not be “afraid” and pass an NDP private member’s bill to harmonize Canada’s laws with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Bill C-262, introduced by NDP MP Romeo Saganash, is currently in second reading before the Senate.

Bill C-262, introduced by NDP MP Romeo Saganash, is currently in second reading before the Senate. MORE