Opposition Critic Cathy McLeod responds to today’s ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
January 25, 2016
Ottawa – The Conservative Party’s Critic for Indigenous Affairs, MP Cathy McLeod, today responded to the ruling from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, regarding discrimination and underfunding to Aboriginal children on-reserve and in the Yukon. The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal found that the federal government’s funding model and management of its First Nations child and family services resulted in denials of services and created various adverse impacts for many First Nations children and families living on reserves. “This is a long-standing issue that has gone on for decades, through multiple federal governments,” MP McLeod said. “We note the findings of the Tribunal and that there are related recommendations as part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that will provide guidance going forward.” “We believe that First Nations children should have the same rights, access to services and opportunities as every other Canadian child,” McLeod concluded.