Time is ticking for MPs, Senators to pass human rights bills
By Alex NeveMay. 22, 2019
With only five sitting weeks to go, Parliamentarians face high expectations on bills on Indigenous languages and rights, environmental protection, and more.
NDP MP Romeo Saganash introduced Bill C-262 in 2016 and is still waiting for it to pass. It would set a framework for implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
There is an enormous amount of consequential human rights legislation approaching the parliamentary finish line. The time to get it across shrinks daily.
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