New Justice Minister brings unique perspective to First Nations issues – Global news

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 2015913 Views

There are so many ways to view the make-up of the first cabinet of the new Trudeau era–among other things, it goes a long way to reflect the diversity of this country — but one aspect of it stands out above all others.

That would the appointment of a prominent First Nations member as the Minister of Justice.

Such a thing would have been presumed preposterous just a few decades ago. Further back in the past, it would have even been deemed illegal.

So the elevation of Jody Wilson-Raybould, a Vancouver lawyer and Crown prosecutor, to that post is of truly historic proportions.

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