Bill C-15 / UNDRIP: Concerned Citizen Ron Vaillant’s Letter to MPs and Senators.
By Ron Vaillant
While we believe in equal rights and equal opportunities for all Canadians, we strongly oppose UNDRIP as the basis for Canadian law as outlined in Bill C-15 for the following reasons:
- While Bill C-15 identifies “indigenous” via subsection 35(2) of the Constitution Act 1982 as being “Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada”, UNDRIP itself, along with the UN, have no legal definition regarding who is “indigenous”.
Romeo Saganash, a main driver of C-15 stated in the March 11 2021 Meeting No. 22 INAN – Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs, that UNDRIP and the UN HAVE NO OFFICIAL DEFINITION of who is an INDIGENOUS PERSON.
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Romeo even stated that UNDRIP is being used right now in Canadian courts due to UN Human Rights agreements.
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Even though there is no UN legal definition of “indigenous”, C-15 states “The Government of Canada must…ensure that the laws of Canada are consistent with the Declaration.” ie: UNDRIP. Is this not insane?
The whole point of C-15 is to have Canadian law based on UNDRIP and it’s 46 indigenous articles. With UNDRIP having no definition of “indigenous” it will ultimately trump C-15s working definition of the same since it’s UNDRIP that will be the basis of law creation, not Bill C-15 or it’s indigenous definition.
Without UNDRIP having a concise definition of “indigenous”, all of it’s articles are meaningless and should never be used as a basis for creating Canadian law.
UNDRIP also does not define “indigenous” as being referenced to one’s place of birth, thus if one claims to be indigenous in one country, can they claim UNDRIP rights in another country?
The UN desires a borderless earth and a World Parliament that supersedes National Governments. Will the foreign indigenous be able to claim land, resources, and territories in Canada if they simply use them, as per article 26? This has already been evidenced by the takeover of Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square in 2020 as seen in this video. 9:40 is the indigenous land claim in Toronto.
Article 36 clearly states that foreign indigenous can claim UNDRIP rights in foreign countries.
Subsection 1. “Indigenous peoples, in particular those divided by international borders, have the right to maintain and develop contacts, relations and cooperation, including activities for spiritual, cultural, political, economic and social purposes, with their own members as well as other peoples across borders.”
- UNDRIP Article 5 states:
“Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain and strengthen their distinct political, legal, economic, social and cultural institutions, while retaining their right to participate fully, if they so choose, in the political, economic, social and cultural life of the State.”
Here you have a nation within a nation that can fully participate in the another nation if they so chose. This is not just on reserve land, as that’s not stated in UNDRIP. This can be anywhere in Canada including the large cities. Still, who is indigenous?
What if foreign indigenous political / social beliefs go against Canadian law? In some parts of Africa it’s a cultural belief to cut off a women’s clitoris. UNDRIP will have us strengthen that cultural belief under this section. In Papua New Guinea cannibalism was a way of life until recently. Will these aboriginals be allowed to practice their customs in Canada? While these examples seem outlandish, it demonstrates that UNDRIP is just way too open ended for interpretation to be a basis of law in Canada.
UNDRIP Article 26, the big one.
“Indigenous peoples have the right to the lands, territories and resources which they have traditionally owned, occupied or otherwise USED or acquired.”
Section 26 opens the door to indigenous people claiming ALL of Canadian land, water, and resources, as now seen in British Columbia’s 2019 adoption of UNDRIP. 95% of the province is now being claimed and soon to be transferred to Native Bands.
This one article alone is so sweeping, so radical, so open ended, that it’s acceptance by parliament would destroy the Canada we know, stop almost all business investment / job creation, bring anarchy, and possibly civil war.
When land is claimed under developed areas such as cities, roads, and infrastructure, great social upheaval will develop, tearing apart the very fabric of Canada.
Already untold millions of acres of Canadian land have become off limits to Canadians, destroying 10’s of thousands of jobs, by the fulfilling of UNDRIP through Caribou Recovery. One example of this is the B.C. / Canada / West Moberly / Sauteau Agreement which states:
INTERGOVERNMENTAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
FOR THE CONSERVATION OF THE
CENTRAL GROUP OF THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAIN CARIBOU
FEBRUARY 21, 2019
WHEREAS British Columba and Canada are committed to fully adopting and implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
- Will the Canadian taxpayer have to pay untold trillions for “equitable compensation” when “indigenous” claim the land, territories, and resources?
1. “Indigenous peoples have the right to redress, by means that can include restitution or, when this is not possible, just, fair and equitable compensation, for the lands, territories and resources which they have traditionally owned or otherwise occupied or used, and which have been confiscated, taken, occupied, used or damaged without their free, prior and informed consent.”
- Canada will not be able to use it’s military on Canadian soil unless agreed to by indigenous people, whoever they are. This aligns with the UN desiring national militaries gutted and replaced with UN Forces.
1. “Military activities shall not take place in the lands or territories of indigenous peoples, unless justified by a relevant public interest or otherwise freely agreed with or requested by the indigenous peoples concerned.”
- Will we be UNDER UN CHARTER RULE, Circumventing Canadian Law?
- “Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, people, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act contrary to the Charter of the United Nations…”
Indigenous will have veto power of any activities with land, resources, territories, they claim to have once used.
2. “States shall consult and cooperate in good faith with the indigenous peoples concerned through their own representative institutions in order to obtain their free and informed consent prior to the approval of any project affecting their lands or territories and other resources, particularly in connection with the development, utilization or exploitation of mineral, water or other resources.”
- It is stated by witnesses in the C-15 committee meeting March 11, 2021, that the purpose of C-15 is to offer the indigenous equal rights, which they claim they don’t already have, and that no new powers will be given. Yet clearly, UNDRIP gives them supreme powers in Canada, completely eclipsing anyone who is not designated indigenous. An extremely dangerous situation due to this imbalance.
Much of Canada’s laws already reflect UNDRIP principles without the need to duplicate internationally what already exists domestically.
Bill C-15 cedes power to unnamed people who will ultimately determine the future of this country.
This legislation does not stipulate who will table the UNDRIP report to Parliament, which will inevitably result in a power vacuum and a seizure of said power.
- The UN desires global governance of every aspect of our lives and to establish a UN World Parliament. Adopting Bill C-15 with UNDRIP as the basis for Canadian law is a major step towards these goals and not comparable with our nation’s interests.
UNDRIP will enact UN Mandates and Laws over a sovereign Canada. Indigenous is not legally defined by the UN and totally undefined in the UNDRIP document. Having nations within nations off reserve land will cause havoc. Section 26 essentially gives away all land, territories, and resources to whoever is deemed indigenous and making claims. 95% of BC has already been claimed with their adoption of UNDRIP, Oct. 2019. The destruction of Canada is within the UNDRIP document.
If you do not want to see Canada destroyed then do not use UNDRIP as the basis for Canadian Law. This will RADICALLY affect you, your family, and fellow Canadians like you would not believe. It’s almost beyond comprehension.
Canada’s future is fully in your hands. Vote against Bill C-15, even if your party political career is jeopardized by going against a party whip. You will stand on the right side of history and will be a hero in the land. This might be your finest moment in your political career. All eyes will be on your vote. Now is the time to be brave and be a true hero. Thank you for your consideration.
Concerned Citizens of Canada – C3
INAN Meeting No. 22