PM Trudeau tasks Bennett with leading renewal of relationship between Canada, Indigenous peoples – APTN

PM Trudeau tasks Bennett with leading renewal of relationship between Canada, Indigenous peoples – APTN

by pmnationtalk on November 16, 2015211 Views

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau directed Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett to lead the renewal of “the relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples,” according to a mandate letter released publicly Friday.

The mandate letters outline the prime minister’s priorities for individual ministers. While the letters are traditionally kept confidential, the Trudeau government decided to release the documents as a show of transparency.

The letters appear to show that the Trudeau government is serious about renewing the relationship between the federal government and Indigenous peoples. While Bennett has been tasked with leading the engagement, the Trudeau government believes all cabinet ministers have a responsibility to support the task, according to the letters.

Read More: http://aptn.ca/news/2015/11/13/pm-trudeau-tasks-bennett-with-leading-renewal-of-relationship-between-canada-indigenous-peoples/

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