Canadian government supports UNDRIP bill; action still needed
Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced on November 20, 2017 that the Government of Canada will support private member’s Bill C-262 when it comes up for second reading on December 4 in the House of Commons. Support for C-262 was a key part of KAIROS’ Let Justice Roll Campaign, which was launched in the Spring and calls on Canada to revise all relevant federal legislation so that it is consistent with United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
While KAIROS applauds Minister Wilson-Raybould’s announcement, it does not mean the bill will pass second reading.
Your continued support is needed to ensure that Parliament passes Bill C-262. Implementation of the UN Declaration fulfills the commitments and covenants made with the Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
Please contact or arrange to meet with your MP or local constituency office. If your MP is with the Liberal Party, thank them for the government’s recent public support for the bill. No matter what party your MP represents, convey your wishes in ensuring that Bill 262 is supported and passed in its 2nd Reading. Request that your MP votes in support.
For more, visit: kairoscanada.org/what-we-do/indigenous-rights/undrip-campaign