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ABORIGINAL HEALING FOUNDATION CLOSES AFTER 16 YEARS OF OPERATION

Posted on September 29, 2014 | No Comments

The Conservative government’s decision to kill the funding for this important and effective organization is short sighted and completely unacceptable.

Click here to read today’s release from the Aboriginal Healing Foundation.

 

APTN’s Nation to Nation – United Nations Indigenous conference

Posted on September 26, 2014 | No Comments

Click here to view this week’s APTN political panel with my colleague, Trinity-Spadina M.P.  Adam Vaughan.

This week the show looks at the United Nations and the recommendations Canada does not want to hear.

Harper government’s rejection of UN Indigenous conference outcome document stands in the way of needed progress

Posted on September 24, 2014 | No Comments

This week’s two-day UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples brought together over a thousand Indigenous and non-Indigenous delegates to discuss the realization of Indigenous rights. Discussions were largely focused on how to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), adopted by the UN Assembly in 2007. It took the Conservative government three years to even issue a “Statement of Support” for UNDRIP and they have done nothing since to implement its principles, stating that it is merely “aspirational” in nature.

This week the Harper government chose to send a public servant to represent Canada at the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. The fact that the Conservative government refused to send any political representative to the UN conference shows its complete lack of commitment to this critical issue.

The Harper government’s rejection of the UN Indigenous Peoples World Conference Outcome Document is disappointing, but unfortunately not surprising given their refusal to fully endorse the UNDRIP. Like so many other international files, this government’s obstructionist approach to this issue is further diminishing Canada’s reputation on the world stage.

The federal government has an indisputable responsibility to rebuild its relationship with First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada on a foundation rooted in the principles of the UNDRIP. The Liberal Party of Canada is committed to respecting Indigenous rights and working in collaboration with Indigenous peoples in Canada to realize the shared prosperity that only a true partnership will bring.

In the House: September 22

Posted on September 22, 2014 | No Comments

Today I stood in the House to speak on an issue that is important to my constituents in St. Paul’s – rail safety.  You can read […]

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APTN’s Nation to Nation panel

Posted on September 19, 2014 | No Comments

Last night on Nation to Nation, host Nigel Newlove explored the Harper government’s so-called action plan on violence against Indigenous women and girls our usual panel of me, […]

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MP Adam Vaughan on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

Posted on September 19, 2014 | No Comments

My new colleague Adam Vaughan, MP for Trinity-Spadina, wrote a moving piece for Now Toronto detailing his relationship with an Aboriginal woman who is now one […]

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Dr. Jim Miller on “The Relationship”

Posted on September 18, 2014 | No Comments

It was wonderful to attend Dr. Jim Miller’s talk this morning at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s Big Thinking Breakfast.  Dr. Miller […]

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Welcome to Ottawa!

Posted on September 17, 2014 | No Comments

I was so proud to walk my new colleague Adam Vaughan into the House of Commons for his swearing in on Monday.  Very happy to have […]

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No new action in the Conservative’s “action plan”

Posted on September 17, 2014 | No Comments

The ‘Action Plan’ tabled in the House of Commons this week does nothing new to actually ‘Stop the Violence’ against Indigenous women and girls. Unfortunately the […]

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In the House: Emergency Debate on Ebola

Posted on September 16, 2014 | No Comments

I was so proud to stand yesterday and contribute to the House of Commons emergency debate on Ebola. You can see both the video and transcript […]

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