An empowered GG could restore Crown’s role as Treaty partner – Policy Options
May 15, 2020
The PM should direct the governor general to take a greater role in convening Indigenous partners, reflecting the values inherent in Treaty.
The protests and blockades that erupted across Canada in the months before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, as well as the systemic inequities Indigenous People face during this global health crisis, underscore the urgency of building coherent and mutually acceptable nation-to-nation relationships with First Nations. Access to water, education, proper healthcare, land rights/sovereignty, and infrastructure, as well as numerous other immediate needs, require the sustained attention of the Government of Canada.
In the ultimate goal of rebuilding our Federation to reflect the Treaties threaded across the land, a crucial step is required: restoring the Crown (the Queen and her representatives) to its intended role in the relationships with Indigenous People.
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