February 06, 2013 15:26 ET
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 6, 2013) - The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, issued the following statement today regarding Canada's decision to appeal the January 8, 2013 Federal Court decision in Daniels v. Canada.
"The Harper Government continues to work in partnership with Aboriginal organizations and provincial governments to enhance the economic opportunities for Métis and non-status Indians. Our Government must ensure that programs and services to Aboriginal Peoples are fiscally sustainable.
Given that the Federal Court decision in the CAP/Daniels case raises complex legal issues, it is prudent for Canada to obtain a decision from a higher court. After careful consideration of the decision, Canada has filed an appeal, and it would be inappropriate to comment further as the case is before the courts."
This statement is also available on the Internet at www.aandc.gc.ca.
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Minister's OfficeJan O'DriscollPress SecretaryOffice of the Honourable John Duncan819-997-0002Media RelationsAboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada819-953-1160
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