Indigenous Reconciliation is the defining task of our generation.
Reckoning with our colonial legacy is an important aspect of every other goal we have as a nation, and it will not be easy. The Nation-to-Nation relationship with First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples has been a top priority for our Liberal Government since 2015. The path forward is not one for us to impose, it must be co-determined.
Since the beginning of our time in government, we have worked closely with Indigenous Nations to implement the Truth and Reconciliations Commission’s (TRC) Calls for Action, to create affordable and sustainable housing and made significant progress on ending all boil-water advisories across Canada. We are committed to moving forward together.
In 2020 we took an important step forwards by passing bill C-15, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. This act was developed through working with Indigenous partners and enshrines our commitment to making meaningful progress on reconciliation.
Over the next five years, we have a plan to invest over $18 billion to improve the quality of life and create new opportunities for people living in Indigenous communities. This is just the beginning and we have much work ahead of us.
When you vote for me this September, you are joining us in our pledge to co-create a brighter future.
Highlights of our plan:
- Passed Bill C-15, The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, into law
- Made serious progress on lifting long-term boil-water advisories in B.C.
- Invested $760.8 million into the Indigenous Community Support Fund to help communities meet the unique needs of the Indigenous populations during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Made significant progress on the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action. Over 80% of the Calls to Action we are responsible for are completed or underway.
- Since Budget 2016, just over $2 billion has been invested in the First Nations Family and Child Program, helping Indigenous communities deliver crucial programs and services for residents