Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to make a speech in the House of Commons Wednesday about a so-called new legal framework regarding Indigenous people.
The speech is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. in Ottawa.
“I think it’s time we recognize that a rights-based approach to Indigenous issues and to a partnership with Indigenous people to reconciliation is what we have to do,” said Trudeau Wednesday morning.
“We have a constitution that created a space for Indigenous rights, but over the past decades, we haven’t done a very good job of putting those rights at the forefront of all our decision-making and all our engagement with them.”
Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott was asked to speak about the legal framework but declined.
More to come.