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Melissa Mbarki: By stifling pipelines, Trudeau is stifling opportunity for Indigenous people – National Post

Sep 14, 2021

Increasing Indigenous participation in energy development would have been an easy way to improve the standard of living of many First Nations. Instead, the Liberals hobbled Canada’s oil and gas industry

As we get set to go to the polls to cast judgment on a government that made reconciliation a central part of its previous campaigns, it is telling that only 14 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 calls to action have been fulfilled.

It is especially poignant given the discovery of so many unmarked graves near former residential schools in recent months. Ottawa declared Sept. 30 to be a federal statutory holiday that is meant to give public servants and those working in federally regulated workplaces an opportunity to recognize the legacy of these schools. But the actual survivors of residential schools would have received far more benefit if the government had actually fulfilled the calls to action.

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