AMC intervenes at the Supreme Court of Canada in a case that has significant implications for all historically disadvantaged groups
September 25, 2019
Treaty One Territory, Manitoba
Treaty One Territory, MB – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (the “AMC”) will intervene at the Supreme Court of Canada in a case affecting all historically disadvantaged groups, including First Nations, as the Court sits for the first time outside of Ottawa.
The decision on appeal sends the chilling message that when the cost of addressing discrimination is too high, governments can rely on financial considerations to justify their (in)actions.
Addressing the history of genocide of First Nations and implementing reconciliation will require investing significant public funds. The AMC will argue that overriding constitutionally protected rights and freedoms based solely on what’s available in the public purse will necessarily exacerbate existing barriers for First Nations in Manitoba.