A chance to forge a fiscal relationship with Indigenous peoples – Policy Options

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 2019167 Views

December 3, 2019

History tells us that minority governments in Canada can be shaky and unpredictable. But along with volatility and risk, there’s also an upside for political leaders who choose cooperation over conflict.

One such opportunity lies in government-wide policies that will set Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples on a solid path toward reconciliation and unleash economic growth throughout all regions of Canada.

During the election campaign, all major parties recognized the growing gap in living standards between Indigenous peoples and the rest of Canada and the dire need for decent housing, clean water and better living conditions for many First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.

While increasing funding in a timely way is part of the solution, the reality is that government transfers on their own will never be enough to open the doors to the prosperity that most Canadians enjoy.

Read More: https://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/december-2019/a-chance-to-forge-a-fiscal-relationship-with-indigenous-peoples/

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