CAP’s exclusion from reconciliation committee `heartless’ on government’s part

By Marc Lalonde  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The continued exclusion of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) from a proposed federal Reconciliation Council just shows the government is out of touch from reality of life in Canada’s cities, CAP’s national vice-chief said yesterday. Now, CAP is calling on the Senate to step in. “It should be up to Indigenous people to decide who sits on the Reconciliation Council and who doesn’t,” said CAP national vice-chief Kim Beaudin. “Not the government. This government is making a decision about who they want to include and not include and they have indicated they don’t have any interest in the 80 percent of Indigenous people who live off-reserve.” CAP is calling on the Senate to ensure all Indigenous Peoples are included in the planned Reconciliation…

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