NDP asks Conservatives to refer the First Nations Education Act to committee

NDP Aboriginal Affairs critic, Jean Crowder (Nanaimo - Cowichan), sent a letter today to Minister Bernard Valcourt asking that the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act (C-33) be referred to committee before second reading.

"In the spirit of reconciliation we need to improve this legislation so that it supports education systems that recognize First Nations’ inherent and treaty rights to education while providing students an equitable outcome – an education that can help them achieve their goals in civic life, employment and beyond," wrote Crowder.