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Toronto, ON — Proposed changes to social assistance funding in the 2012 Ontario budget will cause First Nation communities to slide further into cycles of poverty and dependency, and First Nation Leadership in Ontario are demanding action before it’s too late.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Toronto, ON – On April 18, 2012 the Honourable Madam Justice Mactavish of the Federal Court issued her judgment and reasons for judgment in the matter of the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA) challenge to federal under-funding and under-servicing for First Nation child welfare on reserve. On several fundamental issues the judgment supports the positions taken by the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Chiefs of Ontario (COO), and Amnesty International.

TO: All First Nations, Tribal Councils & Provincial / Territorial Organizations
FROM: Regional Chief Angus Toulouse
DATE: March 28, 2012
RE: Provincial Budget 2012

Overview

- Title: “Strong Action for Ontario: A Plan to Balance the Budget, Create Jobs, Protect Education and Health Care”
- Release date: March 27, 2012 by Finance Minister Dwight Duncan
- Implements some Drummond recommendations

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