Nunavik MP’s bill on Indigenous rights goes down to defeat


“An opportunity for the federal government to engage in genuine partnership with Indigenous peoples”6543958603_60085f07ca_b

Flickr Nunavik MP Romeo Saganash’s private member’s bill C-641 would have required Canadian law to recognize the UNDRIP. Canada’s House of Commons has voted down a private member’s bill put forth by Nunavik MP Romeo Saganash that would have ensured the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

If passed, Bill C-641 would have enshrined the declaration’s principles into Canadian law.

But Conservative MPs, who form a majority in the house, used their votes May 6 to defeat it.

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