Regina mayor to table TRC motion at Tuesday council meeting

Michael Fougere will table a motion at this evening's city council meeting, seeking a deadline for how the city can begin acting on the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Motion sets deadline for actions to implement Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations

Council approved the mayor's motion on Tuesday evening. (CBC)

Regina mayor Michael Fougere wants a deadline for how the city can begin acting on the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The issue will come up at this evening's city council meeting. 

According to the motion, by Dec. 31, city administration should report to the city's executive committee "on potential actions, supported by Aboriginal leaders, for which the City of Regina can adopt to support the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission."

In the motion, Fougere writes that the City of Regina respects that the TRC informs all Canadians "about the history and experiences of those directly and indirectly affected by the Indian Residential School system."

He also notes that healing and repairing of the relationships of those affected by residential schools requires "education, awareness and increased understanding of the legacy and the impacts still being felt by those involved."

Fougere's motion notes that the city supports the reconciliation process between aboriginal people and leaders. As well, he says that the City commits to review the TRC calls to action and "to implement a strategy of potential remedies for those recommendations that reside within the jurisdiction of local governments."