We shouldn’t have to negotiate or fight for the basics that other Canadians receive. But if we don’t do it, who will?
Demonstrators supporting the Wetʼsuwetʼen nation against the building of the Costal Gasoline pipeline through their traditional territory march in Ottawa on February 24, 2020. A federal Indigenous Party could strengthen the voice of Indigenous people in the House of Commons, writes Rose Lemay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—What about a new political structure to bring about change—the Indigenous Party?
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Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez dodged questions if the government was responsible for setting the stage for a stand-off that could trigger an election, saying the question should be asked of the Conservatives.
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