WENDAKE, QC, July 23, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The AFNQL challenges the federal political parties to make clear commitments to redress the situations denounced in the Concluding considerations of the Human Rights Committee under the provisions of the International covenant on civil and political rights, on the sixth periodic report submitted by Canada to the UN, which will be made public tomorrow. The report states, amongst other things, serious breaches by the Canadian government in connection with the Missing and Murdered Women, the rights of our children and the respect of Aboriginal Title and Treaty Rights.
"Beyond words, the report reveals also human tragedies experienced by First Nations women, men, children, elders who struggle with unacceptable living conditions which only the Canadian government finds acceptable. If, in the eyes of some, Canada is a better place to live, it is not the situation that the First Nations experience. It is time to put an end to this hypocrisy which has become the modus operandi of the Canadian government. The AFNQL challenges each and every one of the political parties involved in the upcoming federal electoral campaign to make clear commitments to redress the situation of the First Nations, and will make sure that they are reminded as often as necessary", stated Ghislain Picard, Chief of the AFNQL
About the AFNQL
The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec-Labrador is the political organization regrouping 43 Chiefs of the First Nations in Quebec and Labrador. www.apnql-afnql.com.
SOURCE Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador
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