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Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative > Articles posted by Damon van der Linde

Brief Regarding Bill C-15: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

On Monday, May 31, Katherine Wheatley and Mark Sevestre represented the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative in a presentation to the Canadian Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, regarding Bill C-15. Bill C-15 "provides that the Government of Canada must take all measures necessary to ensure that the laws of Canada are consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and must prepare and implement an action plan to achieve the objectives of the Declaration." RRII spoke to the importance of company and investor engagement when implementing Bill C-15, and highlighted the current lack of domestic guidance on the...