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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A new native land claims dispute resolution mechanism?

At the risk of speaking too soon, it appears that the Harper government may actually be doing right by Canada's native peoples for once. The Conservative government has recently announced that it plans to introduce legislation that would create a tribunal capable of making binding rulings on land claims. I'd like to see what the legislation looks like before I formulate an opinion on it but since the bill is supposedly going to be drafted in cooperation with the Assembly of First Nations I am feeling carefully optimistic.

Having said this, let us not forget that this is the same government that all but spat in the face of every province and native band in the country by abandoning the Kelowna accord.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/land_claims

3 Comments:

  • What was his claim? "Revolutionize"?
    Given the record on Steve's 'hard selling' anything, this one's probably more of Dr. Steve's Constipation Elixer and Testicle Rub.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:23 PM  

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