Metis Nation of Ontario celebrates self government legislation introduced in the House

By Shari Narine  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Margaret Froh, president of the Metis Nation of Ontario, is “delighted” that legislation that will recognize Metis self-government has received first and second readings upon its introduction in the House of Commons June 21. Bill C-53, an Act respecting the recognition of certain Metis governments in Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan, to give effect to treaties with those governments and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, was tabled June 16 as a government motion by Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller, with a Ways and Means motion associated with it. did not hear back from Crown-Indigenous Relations by deadline as to why Bill C-53 was presented with a Ways and Means motion. Ways and Means motions deal with financial measures, but there was…

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