Aboriginal Representation in the Senate

Code

G10-p13

Proposal Type

Policy

Submitter Name

Jared Giesbrecht

Party Commentary

This motion, in calling for Aboriginal representatives in the Senate, adds to the current policy regarding the federal government's nation-to-nation relationship with aboriginal peoples.

Preamble

WHEREAS the Green Party is committed to nation to nation relations with aboriginal peoples; WHEREAS the federal government may legislate a framework for the appointment of aboriginal representatives to the Senate without amending the Constitution;

WHEREAS there has been widespread support for Aboriginal representation in the Senate for a number of years;

Operative

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Green Party of Canada supports the allotment of Senate seats for aboriginal representatives in a number at least proportional to the aboriginal percentage of Canada's population.

Sponsors

Victoria EDA

Background