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Eastern Door — Idle No More – Halifax Media Co-op

by aanationtalk on December 18, 2012624 Views

December 17, 2012

Anti-C-45 rally draws hundreds to the streets of Halifax

K’JIPUKTUK (Halifax) — Buoyed on by the thunderous drums of the Eastern Eagles, hundreds of Mi’kma’ki’s original peoples and their allies marched through the streets of Halifax on Dec. 14, adding their voices to those across Canada that are now rallying under the banner of ‘Idle No More’ against the Harper government’s passing of Bill C-45.

As noted by Elizabeth May, Bill C-45, ostensibly a budgetary document, has attached to it over 900 pages of “legislation largely unrelated to the budget itself.” And while the direct motivation behind the bill appears to many critics to be related to the Harper government’s attempts at undoing any and all roadblocks related to pipeline construction, the federal Conservatives have in the legislative process awoken the anger of First Nations communities across the country, who at a grassroots and chieftain level have decried the lack of meaningful consultation in passing this bill.

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