Montreal names new commissioner of relations with Indigenous Peoples – Montreal Gazette

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Mar 23, 2023

Lauréanne Fontaine worked in the office of the Quebec minister responsible for relations with the First Nations and the Inuit.

The city of Montreal on Thursday announced that it has named Lauréanne Fontaine to the post of commissioner of relations with Indigenous Peoples.

The city said in a statement that Fontaine’s mandate would be to ensure that the city’s 2020-2025 Strategy for Reconciliation with  Indigenous Peoples would be carried out. That strategy includes the development of training and awareness programs for city personnel, establishing a plan to recognize, value and promote the contribution of Indigenous Peoples to the island of Montreal and the development of a government-to-government relationship between the city and Indigenous nations.

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