B.C. tables historic Indigenous rights bill in move to implement UN declaration

"Province will become 1st in Canada to legally enshrine 'minimum standards' of rights if bill passes

B.C.'s promised bill on Indigenous rights has been tabled in the legislature, and if passed, the province will be the first in Canada to legally implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

Since the province committed to the legislation more than a year ago, a team from the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation has been working with the First Nations Leadership Council to draft the historic bill. 

"This legislation is a real catalyst for significant change," said Premier John Horgan after the bill was introduced."