Government Commitments: Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation

Exploring Theme: "Human Rights"

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June 19, 2023

Saskatchewan Participates in Federal-Provincial-Territorial Meeting on Human Rights

NationTalk: This week, Justice Minister and Attorney General Bronwyn Eyre is joining with the provincial and territorial ministers of Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and the Yukon, and federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, at the meeting of federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) Ministers Responsible for Human Rights in Halifax, Nova Scotia, co-hosted by...

April 20, 2023

Funding helps 60 organizations build anti-racist communities

NationTalk: VICTORIA – More people will have better access to the tools and resources needed to address racism and build more inclusive communities, as 60 organizations receive support through the B.C. Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Grants program. “Discrimination and racism are real, and too many people in this province continue to be victimized by hate,” said...

January 4, 2023

Increased funding for Human Rights Tribunal will make justice more accessible

NationTalk: VICTORIA – People bringing forward human rights claims will have better access to justice through increased funding for the BC Human Rights Tribunal and the Community Legal Assistance Society. “Nobody should be forced to live with intolerance and bigotry – that’s why our government has prioritized supporting people and communities in fighting racism and...

July 7, 2021

Ministerial Committee on Anti-Racism

The Ministerial Committee on Anti-Racism continues work for further action and community engagement to develop the necessary tools to stop racism in Newfoundland and Labrador. Ministers agree on the following actions: Reviewing legislative provisions to identify options to address hate speech in provincial laws; Launching an anti-racism and anti-Islamophobia public education campaign, in consultation with...

May 3, 2021

Indigenous Human Rights Strategy

The Alberta Human Rights Commission is seeking feedback on its new draft Indigenous Human Rights Strategy. The research shows that Indigenous people face disproportionate rates of racism, discrimination, and hate in their day-to-day lives, and they continue to experience disadvantages and injustices as a result of the lasting effects of Canada’s colonial legacy. Despite this,...

December 15, 2020

Racism in Québec: ZERO TOLERANCE – Report of the Groupe d’action contre le racism

Initially announced in June 15, 2020 “The Groupe d’action contre le racism” was specifically asked to develop a series of effective actions to fight against racism by identifying which sectors have high-priority needs for measures in this area, particularly public security, justice, school systems, housing and employment. As part of its mandate, the “Groupe d’action...

January 5, 2020

BC Human Rights Tribunal Report

BC Human Rights tribunal releases “Expanding Our Vision: Cultural Equality & Indigenous Peoples”, a report addressing serious access to justice concerns for Indigenous peoples bringing human rights complaints to the tribunal. makes nine recommendations. Removing barriers to access to the Human Rights Tribunal is not enough. Structural change is needed to incorporate Indigenous definitions of...

December 21, 2016

Establish Viens Commission

Established “Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec”: listening, reconciliation and progress, in order to investigate, consider the facts and recommend concrete and effective corrective measures to be implemented by the Government of Québec and Indigenous officials”. Initiated by systemic racism by police in city of Val D’Or...

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