The AFNQL attacks the bloc and the government of Quebec
In a press release, the organization of 43 leaders of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador protested against the policies proposed by the Quebec bloc at the federal level that align with the decisions made by the provincial government François. legault.
The leader of the AFNQL, Ghislaine Piccard, particularly attacks the decision of the Bloc Quebec to demand other political parties in the federal elections
Not to challenge official Quebec law and the future public language, French and federal corporations to be subject to the Charter of the French language in Quebec.
The Legault government’s Bill 96 (PL 96) is an official attack on the constitutional language rights of the First Nations And that the Quebec bloc plays a role
The voice of the Legault government and its reactionary attitudes towards the First Nations By supporting this policy.
This policy, according to Ghislane Piccard, will not be
No place in a federal election campaign should be about reconciliation.
If the Quebecwa bloc is against respect for the fundamental rights of the First Nations, which it is doing by supporting Bill 96, I ask it to say so frankly.
Bloc leader Yves François Blanchet assured him that he believed
Very sincerely by recognizing the linguistic rights of indigenous peoples.
There is a point of contention that is not really mine, but I would be happy to contact Ghislain and we will discuss it as before.
The leader of the bloc says he is convinced
There are more points of agreement than points of disagreement between the demands of the indigenous population and the program of his party.
The current point of contention concerns the Government of Quebec more than the Bloc Quebecois, but we will not back down and have the conversation.Yves François Blanchett promise.
Two weights, two scales
Chef Gislan Piccard also believes that when
provinces […] They try to block any federal initiative in favor of the self-determination of the First Nations and the recognition of their rights, because they give themselves a power that does not belong to them. And
Prevent the future and the development of the first peoples.
He also regrets the reading of the changing geometry of the Canadian Constitution on the part of the provinces, especially Quebec, when the time comes to claim rights. They
Tear up their shirts in the name of their so-called constitutional powers and not hesitate to use the Canadian Constitution Act for electoral and partisan purposes He goes on to give as an example Bill 96 concerning the status of the official language in Quebec.
When the time comes to respect the provisions of the same constitution that would allow remedies for indigenous peoples, the discourse changes!, protest.
Give as an example the legal battle of Quebec against A law concerning First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families (Bill C-92), or opposing, with other provinces, the adoption of a law concerning the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Bill C-15).
Premier Legault is content to see in him only the veto of the First Nations, a right that would put an end to the exploitation of the province, the occupation of lands not ceded by the First Nations and the illegal exploitation of the lands. . The resources of these lands usurped by the provinceChief Picard explains.
Asked for a national discussion
At the same time, requires federal political parties
A formal commitment to a federal government that will call the provinces to order on constitutional accountability to First Peoples.
He also calls for a national debate on the subject, which would bring together the federal, provincial and aboriginal governments around a table.