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Feds’ silence on funding, transition plan for child welfare law causing ‘intense nervousness and frustration’

By Samantha Wright Allen      

Bill C-92 takes effect Jan. 1, bringing in new, stricter, and culturally sensitive standards to Indigenous child welfare decisions. 

Advocates say Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller and his department should have a transition plan ahead of the Jan. 1 start date of new national standards that will affect all decisions governing Indigenous children in care. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

With an imminent law change looming that fundamentally changes how governments approach Indigenous child welfare, advocates say they are left filling a gap Ottawa has created by failing to offer an implementation plan, or funding, less than a month out from the law’s launch.

Samantha Wright Allen

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


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