aboriginal land claims

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No evidence that billions in payments improve First Nations communities

Payouts do not include the value of provincial contributions or of public lands transferred to reserve status.

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Stop the Specific Claims Perpetual Motion Machine

Economic and social progress comes from seizing future opportunities, not from preoccupation with past grievances.

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Uncertainty discouraging mining investment in Canada
In B.C., 72 per cent of explorers indicate that uncertainty from disputed land claims deters investment.

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First Nations in Ontario challenging routine maintenance of pipeline system
In 2004, the Supreme Court of Canada created the “duty to consult"—to consult a First Nation about exploitation of land and resources.