OTTAWA – The Assembly of First Nations is holding meetings in Ottawa.
Here is the Livestream coverage of the meeting.
Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day shares: “Yesterday was the first day of the SCA; it seemed we gloss over issues at times that require further and deeper dialogue from the Chiefs — Ministers must stop the practice of coming in and speaking at chiefs and leaving, claiming they have a vote — Chiefs want this addressed; as an executive we have a responsibility to address this. NOTED – I will continue to raise this and push a new format of Fn/federal dialogue in Assembly.
“It’s gonna be a busy, fast-paced and important day for dialogue. Minister Philpott will be here in Assembly and will meet with the Ontario Caucus for supper.
Also, I will be working with my colleague Gheslain Picard to present to the main plenary on C-45, the Cannabis Legislation. We will introduce Bill Blaire, Liberal MP assigned by the PMO to address the Cannabis Legislation.
We are also meeting with CRA as an Ontario Chiefs initiative on issues of taxation – this matter will be reported on after today.
Later on, the Ontario Caucus will also discuss Regional Funding Equity — with the Ontario Region and DISC (Department of Indigenous Services Canada), to look deeper into the imbalance of funding to the Ontario Region.
Other important topics that will hit the floor today …
Housing / Infrastructure
Community Safety / Policing
Indigenous Languages Legislation
Various side meetings Chiefs / Govt