By Stephane Rolland THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL- First Nations in northern Quebec are calling on the province and the federal government for more funding for Indigenous police forces, following an appeals court decision in favour of the Pekuakamiulnuatsh Takuhikan First Nation on the issue. In a judgment rendered Dec. 15, the court agreed that the First Nation located in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region was owed $1.6 million from Quebec and Ottawa to cover years of underfunding of its police force. The court ruling confirms the long-standing position of First Nations communities that the provincial and federal governments are systematically underfunding Indigenous police forces, Ghislain Picard, chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador, said in an interview. “At the end of the day, our police forces are responsible
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