We welcome … a wide and transformative conversation among Canadians about the better future we intend to foster, not just for Indigenous peoples, but for all of us who long to live in a society grounded in right relationships and equity.

As the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs completes hearings on Bill C-262, an act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, leaders of eight national churches and church organizations have written to the leaders of the five federal parties urging their support of the bill when it returns to the House of Commons for third reading. 

Saying that “building a new relationship and passing Bill C-262 into law are non-partisan issues that warrant the support of all Parliamentarians,” the church leaders urged unanimous support of the bill.