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Recognition of First Nations rights a ‘sticking’ point in new policing law plan: AFN – APTN News

Jul 12, 2023

A lawyer for the Assembly of First Nations says including the recognition of rights is a “sticking” point as the organization negotiates a new policing bill with Ottawa.

Julie McGregor updated chiefs gathered in Halifax today on work to develop a law that would declare policing on First Nations an essential service.

She told the organization’s general assembly the Department of Public Safety recently said it does not have a mandate to include full recognition of First Nations rights in the proposed legislation.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised that his government would bring forward a new law in 2020.

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