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Supreme Court declares Indigenous child welfare law constitutional – CBC

Feb 09, 2024

High court dismisses Quebec’s challenge to the legislation

The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously upheld the Trudeau government’s Indigenous child welfare law, dismissing Quebec’s appeal in a landmark opinion affirming Indigenous Peoples’ jurisdiction over child and family services.

The high court sided with the Canadian government in a decision rendered Friday morning, reversing a Quebec Court of Appeal decision to declare the law partly unconstitutional.

“The act as a whole is constitutionally valid,” the court concluded.

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