Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says the Liberal government will back a bill that calls for full implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), a move that could have wide-ranging consequences in Canadian law. Speaking in Gatineau, Que., late Monday at an event commemorating UNDRIP, the Vancouver-area minister said the Liberals are now prepared to support an NDP private member's bill that would force the government's hand to implement all provisions of the declaration — something the government has been loath to do in the past. "With the direction and leadership of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, our government will support Bill C-262. The bill acknowledges the application of the UN declaration in Canada and calls for the alignment of the laws of Canada with the UN declaration," Wilson-Raybould said. "This step alone, however, will not accomplish the full implementation of UNDRIP. A comprehensive approach, one that our government is committed to, will require other appropriate measures." Bill C-262, sponsored by MP Romeo Saganash — who was also part of an international team that helped craft the declaration — would ensure all Canadian laws are consistent with UNDRIP and calls for the creation of a "national action plan" to ensure implementation across jurisdictions. 'Crucial framework' for reconciliation Amnesty International, a human rights group, has called UNDRIP "a crucial framework to achieve reconciliation," in Canada and recently criticized the government — on the 10th anniversary of the declaration's passage at the UN General Assembly — for not yet introducing legislation that would implement its provisions. In August, the United Nations' top anti-racism body, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, urged Canada to adopt a legislative framework in keeping with provisions of the UN declaration. Trudeau asks 6 ministers to review federal laws related to Indigenous peoples Missing and murdered inquiry wants task force established to review cold cases Ottawa announces $800M settlement with Indigenous survivors of Sixties Scoop Importantly, UNDRIP recognizes the rights of Indigenous