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Viens Commission Final Report: Québec Ombudsman to monitor progress

June 23, 2021

CISION – The report of the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec recommended that the Government of Québec mandate the Québec Ombudsman to monitor and assess implementation of the calls to action it contains until they are fully carried out. Québec Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret gratefully welcomes the receptiveness of the Indigenous organizations of Québec to her active role in assessing whether the Viens Commission’s calls to action are being implemented. The creation of an advisory committee, composed of First Nations and Inuit members, will promote collaboration so that the Viens Commission’s calls to action translate into concrete outcomes that respond to the needs of the First Nations and Inuit representatives, no matter their living environment