Election 2019 primer: Indigenous affairs – Macleans.ca

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Here’s where the parties stand on issues affecting Indigenous people and their sometimes fraught relationship with Ottawa

Sep 12, 2019

Days after he was sworn in as Prime Minister in late 2015, Justin Trudeau wrote mandate letters to his Cabinet members, and one sentence that appeared in many of the missives stood out: “No relationship is more important to me and to Canada than the one with Indigenous Peoples.”

Four years on—amid protest on issues ranging from pipelines to care for those suffering the effects of mercury-poisoned water—that relationship remains strained, and other parties are pushing different ideas to keep Canada on the path toward reconciliation.

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