Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott addresses the Assembly of First Nations Special Chiefs Assembly on Federal Legislation in Gatineau, Que., in early May. She said the chiefs tabled a motion on the government's child welfare legislation, which she expects to be tabled in the fall. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
In a Q&A this week, Jane Philpott also said she hopes Indigenous child welfare legislation will be tabled by fall, and that in leading her new department she's focused on customer service and improved staff morale.
While protecting the environment is important, well-intentioned actions, like putting in place an oil and gas exploration ban and carbon pricing, represent a U-turn in our struggle for economic prosperity.