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Canada’s criminalization of the Indigenous tobacco trade | Pamela Palmater

Wednesday, April 04, 2018 @ 9:32 AM | By Pamela Palmater

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claims that there is no more important relationship than the one with Indigenous peoples and committed to a renewed nation to nation relationship based on respect for Indigenous rights. To this end, Trudeau made many promises to First Nations, including a commitment to review and repeal all of the laws imposed on First Nations by the former Conservative government led by Stephen Harper.

This is a significant commitment from the Liberal government, as Harper passed numerous laws impacting Indigenous rights — without...