Faith groups press for passage of Indigenous rights bill
Canada’s Catholic bishops are backing ecumenical efforts to encourage prompt passage of a bill in support of Indigenous rights before Parliament rises for the summer.
Bill C-262 would bring Canada in line with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). It is being stalled in the Senate by Conservative senators, according to the ecumenical organization KAIROS, which also claims the bill “is in trouble.”
KAIROS has launched an e-mail campaign that accuses Conservative senators of “filibuster” and using procedural delays to prevent NDP MP Romeo Saganash’s private member’s bill from returning to the House of Commons to be passed