Trudeau Pledges To Lift Cap On First Nations Funding, Build Nation-To-Nation Relationship – Huffington Post Canada

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Trudeau Pledges To Lift Cap On First Nations Funding, Build Nation-To-Nation Relationship – Huffington Post Canada

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2015242 Views

OTTAWA — The leaders of Canada’s First Nations swaddled Justin Trudeau in a ceremonial blanket Tuesday as they embraced the newly elected prime minister’s commitment to what he called a “sacred obligation” to the country’s Aboriginal Peoples.

Trudeau didn’t show up empty-handed, either.

The Liberal government will lift a long-standing two per cent cap on federal funding for First Nations communities, he told the Assembly of First Nations gathering — that, despite mounting economic and political pressure on the federal pocketbook.

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