Fraser Forum

Aboriginal Policy

2:48PM
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Stop the Specific Claims Perpetual Motion Machine

Large amounts of money are being spent on ‘specific claim’ settlements for perceived historical injustices with no discernable benefit. Economic and social progress comes from seizing future opportunities, not from preoccupation with past grievances.


10:02AM
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Often, First Nations people receive certain benefits for so long they treat them as entitlements.


5:00AM
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Four indigenous groups support construction of $20.6 billion mine north of Fort McMurray.  


1:10PM
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Region’s chromite deposits valued between $30 billion and $60 billion.


4:30AM
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A box of Pampers costs $70 off the shelf in Iqaluit compared to $35 online.


3:24PM
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Over the next decade, more than 650 projects worth $650 billion will benefit First Nation communities.


2:32PM
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With true self-governance, funding and service levels are no longer determined by federal bureaucrats.