Jody Wilson-Raybould’s ‘historic’ appointment as Justice Minister a ‘major game changer’ – APTN

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Jody Wilson-Raybould’s ‘historic’ appointment as Justice Minister a ‘major game changer’ – APTN

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 2015269 Views

November 4, 2015

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s appointment of Jody Wilson-Raybould as the minister of Justice was a “historic” move that signals the relationship between the Crown and the Indigenous peoples in Canada is about to undergo an unprecedented shift, according to a prominent Indigenous lawyers.

Donald Worme said as he watched Wilson-Raybould’s appointment on television in the lounge at the Fairmont Hotel in Winnipeg, he gave a high-five to Phil Fontaine, the former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN).

“There is no question about it, this is a historic appointment,” said Worme, a founding member of the Indigenous Bar Association of Canada from Kawacatoose First Nation in Saskatchewan.

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