Wednesday, 28 June 2017

TRC Call to Action #3

3. We call upon all levels of government to fully implement Jordan’s Principle. 

[Excerpt from The Manitoulin Expositor 
OTTAWA—On Friday, May 26, 2017 the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) has again ruled that Canada has yet to comply with previous orders to implement Jordan’s Principle, which is a child-first principle that every First Nation child should have access to the same government services as all Canadian children….In addition, the CHRT has ruled that Jordan’s Principle applies to all children on and off-reserve; it is not limited to children with disabilities; and it is not limited to health services, but also includes dental and mental health, physiotherapy, special education, speech therapy, and so on…To date, despite the Tribunal’s rulings, the Government of Canada has been applying Jordan’s Principle only to children with disabilities living on reserve....]

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