Superior Court Turns Down Request for Extension from Federal Government to Fix Discriminatory Language in Indian Act

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Author: 
Michelle Zilio
Source: 
The Globe and Mail

A judge for the Superior Court in Quebec has denied a request from the federal government for an extension to fix discriminatory language in the Indian Act. Parliament had an opportunity to pass legislation removing language that discriminates against Indigenous women and their descendents, but instead, they elected to wait until fall to address new legislation. The federal government will appeal the ruling

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