AMC responds to the Manitoba Government’s deceitful tactics with Bill 34: The Budget Implementation and Tax Statutes Amendment Act
April 14, 2020
Treaty One Territory, Manitoba
Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) are seriously concerned about Manitoba fast tracking Bill 34, The Budget Implementation and Tax Statutes Amendment Act. If passed the Bill will have serious implications on First Nations children in care.
“From 2005 to 2019, approximately $338 million dollars of the Child Special Allowance (CSA) funds meant for First Nations children in care were stolen by the provincial government. This is an illegal action. We have a government trying to justify their actions, wiping their hands clean from the claw backs of the CSA by protecting themselves from any legal recourse through Bill 34,” stated Chief Karen Batson of Pine Creek First Nation.