Indigenous people: Quebec highlights year 1 of the Viens report

Indigenous people: Quebec celebrates year 1 of the Viens report

The Legault government marks the 1 st anniversary of the tabling of the Viens Commission report.

The report of the Commission of Inquiry on the relations between the natives and certain public services constitutes the culmination of two years of consultation, welcomes Quebec which deplores the delays caused by the socio-health context linked to COVID-19.

The government reveals that of 142 calls to action, 51 directly concerning it have been completed or are in the process of being completed, citing the example of the public apology and the adoption of a motion for implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The implementation of such a comprehensive and voluminous report is a process that is being done gradually, admitted in a press release the Minister of Indigenous Affairs, Sylvie D'Amours.

“What matters is that we continue to move forward in constant respect of our commitment to walk hand in hand with the First Nations and the Inuit,” said Minister D'Amours on Wednesday.

“The implementation of the calls for action and for justice remains my priority,” she pledged.


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