‘We need to ensure that groups that feel like they’re not presented in this legislation are able to come forward and appear as witnesses,’ says Government House Leader Bardish Chagger.
Government House Leader Bardish Chagger says she hopes to see Bill C-91, introduced by Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez on Feb. 5, get to committee for study soon. While NDP MP Georgina Jolibois calls the bill a 'positive step in the right direction,' she says changes are needed. Conservative MP Cathy McLeod, her party's Indigenous affairs critic, calls Bill C-91 an 'important' step forward. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Cynthia Münster
The government’s much-awaited Indigenous Languages Bill, C-91, is being called an important step forward, but has been met with mixed reactions, with strong criticisms coming from Inuit groups in particular.
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Though divisive politics has become a regular feature of political culture in Canada, thanks in part to the rhetoric from the country's southern neighbours, some MPs say there's been pushback to that kind of messaging.
A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.