The Argument FOR Bill C-3: It ain’t perfect, but the alternative is too risky
The folks over at ‘Crazy Bitches R Us’ are taking the view that, despite Sharon McIvor and others’ criticisms of it, Bill C-3 (a bill essentially proposing changes to the Indian Act that would remove some, but not all, of the sexist impediments to passing Indian Status on to one’s children) is better than the alternative:
Bill C-3 would restore status to at least 45,000 individuals, but it’s not perfect and because it’s not perfect McIvor and [the Native Women’s Association of Canada] want it killed. My understanding is that if it is killed Parliamentary rules will prohibit the Conservatives from introducing a similar bill. This means those 45,000 who were hopeful of regaining status will be delayed indefinitely and could lose their chance all together.
Accordingly, calls to kill the bill are labelled “a dangerous game” by CBRU, and they urge you to do the opposite and write your MPs in favour of the proposed law.
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