Stalling on Bills C-262 and C-337 undermines Canada’s democratic process, jeopardizes reconciliation and fails to protect human rights

OPEN LETTER TO PARLIAMENTARIANS

A unanimous motion of the 338-member House of Commons said that two bills currently before the Senate, Bills C-262 and C-337, are “critical pieces of legislation” and urged that they be “passed into law at the earliest opportunity.”

Indigenous peoples’ nations and organizations, and many non-Indigenous partner organizations concerned for the protection and promotion of human rights, are profoundly concerned, and indeed deeply offended, that despite the adoption of C-262 and C-337 in the House of Commons, these critical bills are now jeopardized by the actions of a few unelected Conservative Senators.

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