In 2007 Canada was one of only four countries to vote against the UN's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. But in December 2020, with the introduction of Bill C-15, the federal government indicated its plans to affirm the Declaration as a universal international human rights instrument with application in Canadian law. However, promises are promises. What is needed is pressure to have the bill passed. An interview with Unifor's Indigenous Liason Gina Smoke.
Also in RadioLabour's Canada Report for the week January 10 - 15, 2021:
* The plight of care workers during the pandemic
* The LabourStart Report of union events
* And singing: "Union Ladies"
Image credit: Wilfried Huss/Wikimedia Commons
Music: 'Union Ladies' by UnioNation. Used by permission.
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