The AFNQL welcomes the Speech from the Throne delivered by the Trudeau government, and expects concrete action to be taken quickly

WENDAKE, QC, Dec. 4, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The AFNQL is pleased with the intent of this government to proceed differently, recognize and promote diversity, offer equal opportunity for all and not to use parliamentary procedures that may affect the functioning of a democracy. The AFNQL is also satisfied with the commitments with First Nations made by the Trudeau government and contained in its first Throne Speech. In particular, the Commission to address the many missing and murder Indigenous women and young girls and should allow at last to measure the scope of those tragedies and find long-lasting solutions to what constitutes a shameful reality for the entire Canadian society.

The implementation of recommendations made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission cannot be overlooked and the AFNQL recognizes the courageous commitment of the Trudeau government in doing so.

"Today the Trudeau government is making a commitment with First Nations to establish a genuine nation-to-nation relationship, based on the recognition of our rights and the fair participation of our Nations in developing the resources of the land. Our Chiefs acknowledge the commitments made today by the Trudeau government and are willing to take an active part in making them a reality. The AFNQL welcomes the Throne Speech with optimism and will follow its implementation with vigilance," stated Ghislain Picard, Chief of the AFNQL.

About the AFNQL
The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador is the regional organization bringing together the 43 First Nations Chiefs of Quebec and Labrador.


SOURCE Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador

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