AFN priorities for federal parties – CTV

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AFN priorities for federal parties – CTV

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 2015367 Views

October 7, 2015

The Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde has outlined a list of priorities for federal parties.

On Wednesday, the NDP met one of those requests by promising to remove the two-per-cent cap on annual federal funding increases for reserve programs and services.

The party also committed to providing $4.8 billion over eight years for aboriginal education. The first $1.8 billion would be released over the next four years, with the remaining funds becoming available in a second mandate.

Meanwhile, the Liberals have pledged to boost aboriginal education by $1.6 billion, and provide an additional $200 million for employment training.

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