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Trudeau government to create new legal framework for Indigenous people

Trudeau government to create new legal framework for Indigenous people
From CBC - February 14, 2018

The federal government will create a legal frameworkto guarantee the rights of Indigenous people in Canada, CBC News/Radio-Canada has learned.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make the announcement in the House of Commons just after question period today.

While Indigenous and treaty rights are recognized under Section 35 of the Constitution, the sources said those rights are often tested in court.

This new system would ensure that the starting premise of all federal government action is the recognition of Indigenous rights, saidone source with knowledge of the speech.

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