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Budget bill completes INAC split, but union says transition still ‘in flux’

By Samantha Wright Allen      

The AFN says it should have been consulted on the legislation finalizing the split, while the government says the bill is bringing ‘more certainty and clarity to our Indigenous partners.’

The Assembly of First Nations has reached out to Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett to discuss problems it has with the budget implementation bill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

A year and a half after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised the dissolution of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada into two separate departments, the government has put forward legislation to make it official. But First Nations and employees’ advocates say there wasn’t nearly enough consultation about how the split would play out.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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