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Liberals eager to get Bill C-91 to committee, amid criticisms over lack of substance, definition

By Laura Ryckewaert      

‘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.

Laura Ryckewaert

Laura Ryckewaert moved to Ottawa from Toronto roughly eight years ago to study a bachelor of journalism at Carleton University. She's been a reporter at The Hill Times since the end of June 2011.
- lryckewaert@hilltimes.com


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