Fontaine wants changes to human rights legislation

Posted: June 7, 2007 in Corruption, Headlines, Home Grown Terrorism in Canada, Phil Fontaine

CTV.ca News Staff

Native leader Phil Fontaine and the Liberals are opposing a Conservative bill that would extend equal human rights protections to First Nations groups, because they say it does not follows the recommendations of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

“First Nations leaders are pressing for an appropriate response, and Bill C-44 isn’t that … because we’re looking for an appropriate transition period. And we want to make sure First Nations governments can address these matters that would be brought forward as a result of the change.”

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