Cree voters will see a familiar name on their ballots in the provincial election this October. Maïtée Labrecque-Saganash announced May 29 her intention to run as a Québec solidaire candidate in the Ungava riding.
Despite growing protests, the National Assembly adopted Bill 96 in a 78-29 vote May 24. The controversial language law reforms the Charter of French Language in all spheres of society, imposing heavier French requirements in the workplace, education and government services.
The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador is launching an Office of Self-Determination and Self-Government to pool research, legislative materials, and training to help First Nations implement their own laws. The office will conduct studies, gather expertise, and develop a “media watch” on issues related to self-determination.