Tories question independence of proposed national council for reconciliation – CBC

Tories question independence of proposed national council for reconciliation – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 2022121 Views

Federal minister acknowledges ‘perception’ of federal influence but said council will be independent

Oct 06, 2022

Conservatives accused the federal Liberals of giving themselves too much “direct control” over the proposed national council for reconciliation, as the bill that would establish the council reached the House of Commons committee stage on Thursday.

In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) recommended Ottawa create the independent oversight body and task it with holding the government to account on the issue of reconciliation.

“I have to ask you why you’re comfortable with either actually having so much direct control or influence over this body that’s going to be tasked with holding your government to account,” asked Saskatchewan MP Gary Vidal.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/council-reconciliation-independence-question-1.6609126

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