Chief commissioner Murray Sinclair, left, and commissioners Marie Wilson and Willie Littlechild, pictured on June 2, 2015, in Ottawa, at the release of the TRC's summary report. Among other things, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 92 asks corporations to provide Indigenous peoples with equitable access to jobs, training and education, and to ensure Indigenous communities acquire sustainable, long-term benefits from economic development projects, write Stefan Fournier and Candice Shaw. The Hill Times file photograph
A strengthened Coast Guard presence, the eventual settling of our UNCLOS claims and recognition of shared sovereignty and Inuit righths in the Arctic will help reinforce a cooperative approach to problem solving.
In a sit-down interview, Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan, pictured last week on the Hill, discussed the Liberal government’s reconciliation agenda, the TMX pipeline debate, and efforts to increase Indigenous businesses’ share of procurement dollars.
Women earn less than their male counterparts, earning about 75 cents to a man’s dollar. But what receives less attention is the even more significant and worrisome income gap between Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous Canadians.