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Nunavut senator abstains from vote on Indigenous human-rights law

Bill C-15 leaves questions unanswered and was rushed through, says Dennis Patterson

Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson abstained from voting on a federal bill to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on Wednesday. Adopted by the United Nations general assembly in 2007, UNDRIP outlines minimum standards for the well-being of Indigenous Peoples, including self-determination, rights to traditional lands and equal human rights. Bill C-15,...

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