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Local native leaders ‘shocked and appalled’ by Ford’s decision – OrilliaMatters

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201816 Views

Beausoleil First Nation Youth Council upset by decision to eliminate Ontario Child Advocate and repeal provincial act

CHRISTIAN ISLAND, ON – Lance Copegog, Deputy Youth Chief of the Beausoleil First Nation Youth Council, has released the following statement regarding the repeal of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth Act, 2007:

“I am shocked and appalled at the Ontario government’s decision to eliminate the Ontario Child Advocate and repeal the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth Act, 2007.”

“The Ontario Child Advocate plays an important role an amplifying the voices of Indigenous youth, educating children on their rights, and ensuring that children in care have a champion. Through the good work of Irwin Elman and his team, the Office of the Ontario Child Advocate has ensured that First Nations youth have equitable access to services and resources in Ontario.”

Read More: https://www.orilliamatters.com/local-news/local-native-leaders-shocked-and-appalled-by-fords-decision-1124301

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