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Trudeau should negotiate directly with hereditary chiefs to find a lasting solution for ‘the defining issue for this government,’ say parliamentarians and pundits

By Abbas Rana      

'This is a situation where there is no winning hand to be played,' says Clive Veroni.

Current and former Indigenous parliamentarians want Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on Feb. 21 at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa, to negotiate directly with Indigenous leaders. Mr. Trudeau is pictured with Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freehand, Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller, Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett, and Transport Minister Marc Garneau. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should sit down and negotiate directly with hereditary chiefs to find a lasting solution for the “defining issue for this government,” say some current and former parliamentarians and pundits.

Abbas Rana

Abbas Rana is the assistant deputy editor of The Hill Times.
- arana@hilltimes.com


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