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iPolitics AM: Trudeau set to boost pandemic aid to off-reserve Indigenous groups – iPolitics

May 21, 2020

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A week after a group representing First Nations, Metis and Inuit living off-reserve launched a legal challenge over what it alleges was “inadequate and discriminatory” federal aid in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to unveil a second round of emergency funding when he goes before the cameras to deliver his daily update, according to Canadian Press. (11:15 AM)

Speaking before a Commons committee last week, Congress of Aboriginal Peoples president Christopher Sheppard-Buote described the $15 million that his organization had received through the Indigenous Community Support Fund as a “slap in the face” that prompted the group to file an application for judicial review.

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