First Nations welcome lifting of despised 2% funding cap – CBC

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First Nations welcome lifting of despised 2% funding cap – CBC

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 2015266 Views

‘Significant catch-up funding’ needed, says AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde

Dec 10, 2015

First Nation chiefs are welcoming news that the Liberal government will reverse a despised 19-year cap on funding for First Nations.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement while addressing an Assembly of First Nations conference in Gatineau, Que., on Tuesday.

“Our government will immediately, as part of our first budget, lift the two per cent cap on funding for First Nations programs,” Trudeau said.

“It hasn’t kept up with the demographic realities of your communities, nor the actual costs of program delivery.”

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/first-nations-funding-cap-lifted-1.3359137

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