On August 27, Reconciliation Canada reached out to the leaders of Canada’s five major parties with questions on how their party will move forward with reconciliation. This is a critical moment for all peoples in Canada. More Canadians than ever before are beginning to understand the current realities of the Indian Residential School legacy. We hope that by asking these important questions during the election campaign, we can maintain the national dialogue on reconciliation, promote leadership and action moving forward, and help individuals make informed decisions during the 2015 Canadian federal election.
We asked party leaders to answer the following questions:
- What steps will your party take to create a deeper understanding of the current realities of the Indian Residential School legacy for all Canadians?
- What steps will your party take to move forward with reconciliation among Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians?
- What steps will your party take to achieve economic parity between Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians?
We encourage you to share these questions with your local candidates to find out how they will move forward with reconciliation in your community.
We have asked that parties submit their responses to us by September 28. All responses will be listed in the order they are received.
Click here to view and download the letter.
Have you visited our Election 2015 Resource Page? This page aims to raise awareness of reconciliation topics in the upcoming election and includes information on how to make sure your voice is heard on election day. Check it out here!