Promise details

We will immediately lift the two percent cap on funding for First Nations programs and work to establish a new fiscal relationship that gives First Nations communities sufficient, predictable, and sustained funding.

Trudeau polimetre - 2015
Promise kept in part or in the works

Real Change: A New Plan For a Strong Middle Class (page 47)


March 22, 2017 - “The historic investment of $8.4 billion over five years made in Budget 2016 marked an important first step in advancing reconciliation. Budget 2017 proposes to build on this momentum with investments in a range of critical areas, notably infrastructure and health care. As a result, by 2021–22, total federal government spending on programs for First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada will increase from over $11 billion in 2015–16 to over $14 billion in 2021–22, an increase of 27 per cent.”  Page 174 Information on funding for indigenous programs." - Building a strong middle class, Budget 2017-2018, p.172 - Government of Canada

March 22, 2016 - "Budget 2016: Trudeau Liberals blow 2 per cent cap with ‘unprecedented’ $8.4 billion investment […] The Liberal government of Justin Trudeau unveiled a federal budget Tuesday containing $8.4 billion worth of spending commitments to Indigenous communities across the country along with a pledge to undertake substantial on-reserve education reform and begin negotiations to establish a new fiscal relationship with First Nations. The federal budget contained commitments to spend $4.2 billion on education, children and training, $1.2 billion on social infrastructure and $2.42 billion for green infrastructure over the next five years for First Nation, Inuit, Metis and Nothern communities." - Budget 2016: Trudeau Liberals blow 2 per cent cap with ‘unprecedented’ $8.4 billion investment - APTN National Netws


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