RBC faces questions on climate, Indigenous rights at annual general meeting

By Ian Bickis THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO- Royal Bank of Canada faced a steady stream of questions about the bank’s climate and Indigenous rights track record at its annual general meeting Thursday. “We’re bringing a voice of nature,” said Tara Houska of the Couchiching First Nation, as she pushed the bank to use its position to accelerate the energy transition. “Are you actually committed towards moving away from fossil fuels, moving away (from) something we know is killing us, towards a different way?” she asked. In response, chief executive Dave McKay said the bank does need to keep evolving, while also defending past decisions and pointing to several major policy rollouts. “I couldn’t agree more that we need to continue to evolve our energy strategy. We can continue to, need…

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