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Atikamekw leaders in Quebec say they are disappointed by the Quebec government’s refusal to adopt measures aimed at improving Indigenous health care this week over a reference to systemic racism in the recommendations.
The Atikamekw of Manawan Council and the Council of the Atikamekw Nation released the set of measures dubbed Joyce’s Principle in a document in mid-November.
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But the Coalition Avenir Québec government balked at a motion presented this week by the Opposition Liberals, citing the reference to systemic racism in the document.
Indigenous Affairs Minister Ian Lafreniere told reporters Friday the government is committed to adopting the measures in the document, but noted the Legault government’s opposition to the term systemic racism should come as no surprise.1:47Quebec opposition parties push for recognition of systemic racism Quebec opposition parties push for recognition of systemic racism
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