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Continued Liberal delays to end sexist Indian status rules ‘baffling’ to Indigenous advocates

By Samantha Wright Allen      

The Liberals have promised to fully remove sex discrimination from the Indian Act by the election, but advocate Shelagh Day says with no public plan and no official date, 'it’s still only a promise.' 

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett told Indigenous women's groups at a meeting on June 14 that the Liberals would bring in long-awaited provisions to fully remove sex discrimination in the Indian Act before the October election. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

With days left on Canada’s deadline to answer an international body’s ruling that Canada address the government’s ongoing discrimination against First Nations women, advocates say Canada should have more than an election promise for women who have been waiting years to see the practice stop.

Samantha Wright Allen

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


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