Coalition News

Stalling tactics continue on Bill C-262

Only a day after the Coalition released a joint statement condemning partisan efforts to prevent debate on Bill C-262, an act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, stalling tactics were again used to prevent the Bill from moving onto the committee stage within the Senate. We are encouraging people to engage with resources from Amnesty International Canada and Mennonite Central Committee to encourage senators and Andrew Scheer, leader of the Conservative Party and the Official Opposition to support the bill. Read more about what has been happening here:  

Standing committee waiting for UNDRIP bill as groups accuse Conservatives of stalling - APTN

'Reconciliation should not be partisan': Ministers call for end to Tory stalling on Indigenous rights bill - CBC

BC Federation of Labour Calls for the Immediate Passing of Bill C-262 - BC FED

Indigenous groups accuse Conservatives of 'shameful' stalling tactics on rights bill - CBC

Joint Statement on Conservative Senators Jeopardizing Crucial Human Rights Legislation

Indigenous peoples’ organizations and human rights groups condemn partisan efforts to prevent debate on bill to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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The Coalition urges all members of the Senate to support a timely vote on C-262

Read our Joint Open Letter to all Senators regarding Bill C-262 and how implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is crucial to Canada’s commitments to reconciliation

Check out our factsheet Myths and Misrepresentations: The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples & Bill C-262 

Joint Statement on Free, Prior, and Informed Consent

Read our most recent Joint Statement on federal, provincial and territorial interpretation and implementation of free, prior, and informed consent and its alignment with Canada’s human rights obligations


Key Elements of Bill C-262

Have a look at our graphic on Bill C-262

Learn more about Bill C-262 and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples from our Myths and Misrepresentations Factsheet

Article on Self Determination and Territorial Integrity

Read Paul Joffe’s article on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Self-Determination and Territorial Integrity

Joint Open Letter on Bill C-262

Read our Joint Open Letter to all Senators regarding Bill C-262 and how implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is crucial to Canada’s commitments to reconciliation

Annotated Commentary

Read Paul Joffe’s Annotated Commentary on “Implementing UNDRIP in Canada: Challenges with Bill C-262” by Thomas Isaac and Arend J.A. Hoekstra1


The Coalition

Find out more about the Coalition on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples and our work in Canada.