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Nation ‘can and must do better’ say ministers of child treatment

Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

It’s rare to witness the attorney general of Canada, or other cabinet ministers for that matter, enthusiastically welcoming a tribunal decision against Ottawa, especially when it means millions more in federal spending — in this case on upgrading First Nations child welfare services to be “substantively equal” to those protecting other children.

But that’s exactly what Justice Minister and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould, and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, did Jan. 26, after the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal released a groundbreaking decision that some...