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A new poll by the Angus Reid Institute outlines the complicated relationship Canada has with its Indigenous population, offering up thoughts on Indigenous status, whether or not the treaties have been properly honoured, and how the public feels about the residential school system. Fifty-three per cent of those who responded also noted that fundamentally “Canada spends too much time apologizing for residential schools—it’s time to move on.” The poll found respondents were more likely to say Prime Minister

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Canadians conflicted on Indigenous issues and Trudeau’s handling of the file, poll shows

By Emily Haws      

About 53 per cent of respondents said that 'in modern Canada, Indigenous people should have no special status that other Canadians don’t have;' yet in a separate question, about 60 per cent of respondents said the treaties with Indigenous peoples have been 'too often ignored and disregarded by Canada.'

Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott told The Hill Times that in her experience, Canadians are very engaged on the Indigenous file. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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