Liberals to ask court for extension after senators say indigenous rights bill is flawed

The federal Liberal government will bow to a recommendation of a Senate committee that is reviewing legislation to end gender-based discrimination in the Indian Act by asking the Quebec Superior Court – which said the act had to be corrected by early February – for an extension to allow more time for consultation.

Carolyn Bennett, the Indigenous Affairs Minister, told The Globe and Mail on Wednesday she believes senators were acting on genuine concerns about Bill S-3, and an Act to Amend the Indian Act, when the Senate Aboriginal Peoples committee decided not to pass the legislation and, instead, wrote her this …
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