Budget focuses on better future for Inidigenous Peoples

Budget goals include elimination of barriers to health care, social supports, languages, business

Dear Editor,

Together, we are continuing to forge a new relationship with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples based on trust, respect, and a true spirit of cooperation.

Since 2015, our government has made historic investments to advance reconciliation, help secure a better quality of life for Indigenous Peoples, and ensure everyone has access to safe, clean drinking water.

In fact, overall investments in Indigenous communities has increased by 50 per cent under our government, but there is still much work to be done.

With Budget 2019, we are taking the next steps along the path towards reconciliation and a better future of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. This includes working collaboratively to eliminate barriers to quality health care and culturally relevant social supports; funding post-secondary education for Indigenous Peoples; taking action to support Indigenous languages and promoting Indigenous entrepreneurship and business.

Currently, we are on target to see an end to all long-term drinking water advisories in Indigenous communities by 2021.

If you would like to view the entire Budget 2019 please click here.

John Aldag, MP, Cloverdale-Langley City

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