Bill C-15 is a proposed federal law setting out a framework to advance implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. It was tabled for 1st Reading in the House of Commons on December 3, 2020. Canadian faith communities have been mobilizing to play their part in this national responsibility.
On Jan 29, more than 30 members from various churches participated in a Zoom briefing with federal Justice Minister David Lametti, posing questions including whether the proposed legislation will become a high-enough priority to avoid stalling in Parliament. Fr. Ken Forster OMI was one of three Oblates of Mary Immaculate expressing support for the proposed legislation.
For more information about this bill, please go to faith voices support Bill C-15 – OMI Lacombe