Supreme Court of Canada says Metis settlements is constitutional

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin of the Supreme Court of Canada says an Alberta law which abolishes Metis Settlement membership for people who also hold Indian status does not violate the Charter of Rights. A group of Alberta Metis who registered as status Indians to gain health benefits, the court ruled against them in a 9-0 decision. She said that the law creates a supportive programme for the Metis.

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