May 24, 2022

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First Countries | The AFNQL, outraged by Quebec, is demanding its right to self-determination

Annoyed by Legault’s disregard for the government, the leaders of the first countries’ Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) council announced on Thursday that they would launch a “strategy to assert their right to self-determination”.

Released at 4:36 p.m.

Vincent Lorraine

Vincent Lorraine

The chiefs, who met at the Sheraton Hotel in Montreal, decided to create a “self-determination and self-government office” after two days of consultation.

“No, I want to remind Prime Minister Franois Legald that we are very much alive, that the first nations are very much alive and committed to their future,” AFNQL President Kisline Picard declared, concluding the event. Then he a The comedy, criticized by Coalition leader Avenir Québec (CAQ), was launched the day before against Liberal MP Pierre Arcond.

Except for Kisline Picard, he was in no mood to laugh. Since the beginning of the CAQ’s mandate in 2018, the first countries have been “for consultation exercises, to propose solutions, to propose amendments to key bills”, but “we feel the door is far from open”.

Many complaints

Among the many allegations of the AFNQL: the lack of its recommendations in Bill 15, aimed at reform Youth Protection Act And Quebec’s decline in changing the perception of cultural security Health and social services Law.

Another example of Prime Minister Franois LeCald not considering the problems of the First Nations is that Chief Kislyn Picard recalled his visit to Indigenous peoples and Quebec’s large economic circle last November.

“We went out of our way to negotiate with the prime minister to allow the prime minister to ask three questions, three questions,” he said. After that, he recalled that the media representatives went to spend 45 minutes with you. This is not a relationship taken seriously, and there are certainly many examples like the leaders behind me today. ⁇

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A few months before the next general election in Quebec, the AFNQL wants to hear its demands.