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Liberals could have done more on Indigenous issues, Jody Wilson-Raybould says –

The Liberal government lost an opportunity to bring meaningful change for Indigenous Peoples over the past four years, Jody Wilson-Raybould argues in her new book, published against the backdrop of the federal election campaign.

“Yes. Progress was made on Indigenous issues. But we still cannot say with confidence that the ship’s course has been shifted sufficiently to turn it in a new direction — away from denial and towards recognition,” the ex-Liberal cabinet minister wrote in the introduction to From Where I Stand.

“With courage and transformative leadership and action, more could have been done,” she wrote.

The book is not a tell-all memoir of her time in cabinet or how it came to an end over the way Justin Trudeau and his top advisers in the Liberal government handled the SNC-Lavalin controversy — a major scandal that eventually led to her being ousted from the Liberal caucus.

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