First Nations child welfare ruling a precedent for other on-reserve issues, lawyers say – CBC

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First Nations child welfare ruling a precedent for other on-reserve issues, lawyers say – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 2016217 Views

Jan 27, 2016

Government services that Canadians take for granted, ‘First Nations people do not’

Aboriginal lawyers are cautiously optimistic Tuesday’s human rights ruling that Canada fails to provide equal services for children on reserves will legally oblige the government to fix other inequities facing First Nations, including education, housing, access to clean water and health care.

“It paves the way,” Katherine Hensel, founder of a Toronto-based law firm serving aboriginal clients, told CBC News. “Discrimination infuses the entire relationship between the federal government and First Nations across the board in terms of government services.”

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/first-nations-ruling-sets-precedent-1.3421889

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