ITK wants to give input in child welfare law’s Supreme Court appeal – Nunatsiaq News

ITK wants to give input in child welfare law’s Supreme Court appeal – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 202278 Views

Apr 26, 2022

National Inuit organization seeking intervenor status as Quebec, federal governments appeal Quebec Court of Appeal’s ruling

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami says it will seek intervenor status in the appeal of a Quebec court ruling on Canada’s child welfare law.

Intervenor status can be granted to groups with a clearly definable, but not direct, interest in a case. If granted, it would allow the national Inuit organization to provide statements and perspective to the Supreme Court, if it decides to hear the case.

ITK’s board instructed staff to apply for intervenor status during a meeting in Ottawa last week.

The law in question is Bill C-92: An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families. In February, the Quebec Court of Appeal ruled two clauses in that law are unconstitutional. The clauses recognize Indigenous laws as having as much force as federal law, with the ability to override provincial laws.

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