OTTAWA – NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says he believes the Liberal government is “hypocritical” to say it wants to repent of past sins against indigenous peoples while facing strong criticism of its handling of several key files is.

Singh says liberals are looking forward to turning the pages on National Indigenous Day today and celebrating their achievements at reconciliation with First Peoples, but believes they need to work on their record instead. Should be taken.

Liberals have faced weeks of daunting questions after the remains of 215 children were discovered at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.

Several Indigenous groups also condemned Ottawa’s Action Plan, which responds to a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, calling the development process not consultative enough and calling the plan “fractured”.

Ottawa was also in Federal Court last week challenging two Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decisions that found the federal government discriminated against Indigenous children by not properly funding child and family services.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau published a series of tweets today celebrating the “vibrant and diverse cultures, languages ​​and traditions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples”, but he also acknowledged that action must be taken because “sorry Not enough. “

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on June 21, 2021