Supreme Court ruling shouldn’t mean the death of Indigenous consultation
By Mary Jane McCallum Oct. 24, 2018
The decision puts Indigenous peoples in a deficit. It’s up to Parliamentarians to ensure it doesn’t lead to societal division and conflict.
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Oct. 11 that no binding constitutional duty exists for Indigenous consultation to occur before a law is passed. The Hill Times file photograph
We live in an era where cultural accommodation is a cornerstone of our multicultural society. This is a necessary and natural result of multiculturalism and, in theory, is a concept that should be extended to all cultures that call Canada home.
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