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Feds won’t change Criminal Code to outlaw forced sterilization, despite First Nations outcry – Globalnews.ca

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201855 Views

December 07, 2018

The Liberal government does not plan to change the Criminal Code to explicitly outlaw coerced sterilization — rejecting a resolution passed by First Nations chiefs on Thursday.

Heather Bear, the vice-chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations that includes 74 First Nations in Saskatchewan, said Thursday that Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould — a former Assembly of First Nations regional chief herself, in British Columbia — must “do the right thing.”

“The prime minister of Canada has made all these statements on the national stage about truth and reconciliation,” Bear said in an interview. “We know the justice system doesn’t work for us but this is one way we can put an end to this. I’m really surprised.”

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/4739302/forced-sterilization-criminal-code-first-nations/

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