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No funding makes Indigenous child welfare bill ‘weak, deficient, and broken,’ witness says, but others urge MPs to ‘get it passed’

By Samantha Wright Allen       

AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde pitched four changes to Bill C-92, but called it a clear ‘step forward.’

Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde, pictured in January 2019 at a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has recommended four key changes to the Indigenous child welfare legislation undergoing study at a House committee. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Regardless of whether witnesses testifying before a House committee studying the Indigenous child welfare bill thought it should live or die, all agreed the law lacked “critically important” funding that would make the intent of the bill hard to fulfill.

Samantha Wright Allen

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


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