aboriginal issues

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Trudeau should learn from B.C. and rethink legislating UN declaration into federal law

Many Indigenous advocates interpreted Bill 41 as having made UNDRIP and FPIC the law in B.C.

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Duty to consult doctrine fuels uncertainty

Legal uncertainty can raise the cost of capital and can kill projects.

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

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There is no principled constitutional basis for Métis land claims.

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Canada’s position in NAFTA renegotiations is that we want special provisions to protect the interests of women and indigenous people.

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

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The largest First Nation in Canada is the recently recognized Qalipu Mi’kmaq of Newfoundland.