OTTAWA, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - David Langtry, Acting Chief Commissioner of
the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC), has met with James Anaya,
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The meeting took place in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Mr. Langtry was
accompanied by senior CHRC officials.
In the course of the meeting Mr. Langtry presented to the Special
Rapporteur a submission prepared by the CHRC on chronic conditions of
disadvantage facing Aboriginal peoples in Canada.
"Professor Anaya is one of the world's leading authorities on the rights
of Indigenous peoples and it is an honour to exchange views with him on
what I believe to be one of the most pressing human rights issues
facing Canada today," Mr. Langtry said.
"There needs to be a concerted effort at all levels of government -
federal, provincial, territorial and First Nations - to find
solutions," he added.
Mr. Anaya is scheduled to hold a news conference in Ottawa at the
conclusion of his visit to Canada. He will prepare and make public a
report on his findings, which will be presented to the UN Human Rights
Council in September 2014.
SOURCE: Canadian Human Rights Commission
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