On Thursday, February 28, 2019, the federal government introduced Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Métis and Inuit children, youth and families for first reading. Five legal scholars drafted an analysis of the bill with the aim to improve the current legislation as it moves through committee and the Senate. They identified, analyzed and graded five key areas they believe the legislation should address in order to make meaningful change in the lives of Indigenous children and families. Click here for the full report.
This factsheet summarizes the proposed amendments, that if acted upon in the final weeks of this parliamentary session, can strengthen the legislation and ensure, finally, that Indigenous children, youth and families receive the services that they are owed.