28 january 2013

Poll: 56% of Canadians see urgent need to change federal government policy on aboriginal Canadians

More than half of Canadians feel it's urgent or somewhat urgent to change Canada's federal government policy toward First Nation Indians, Inuit and Métis people.

The poll by Nanos Research for Canada's public broadcaster CBC showed that 47 per cent of Canadians felt a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper would advance the cause of indigenous people.

There has been much discussion in Canada about a demand by some in the indigenous movement for the Queen's representative Governor General David Johnston to be included in the discussions. Despite the refusal of the Prime Minister, and negative criticism by certain political observers, 39 per cent of Canadians agree this would advance the cause of indigenous people. Those that did not agree, 31 per cent, and 30 per cent were unsure.

More information:
CBC News - Canadians want change on aboriginal policy, poll suggests - here
Nanos Research poll results (pdf) - here


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