The muddy waters of aboriginal land claims and private property rights in British Columbia may have just cleared a little.
private property rights
Native people and those struggling in poverty are done a great disservice by DiCaprio and others who trot out tired wrongheaded clichés about capitalism.
Property rights for all Canadians: the First Nations issue forgotten by all federal political parties
Because of the Indian Act, First Nations people in Canada who choose to live on a reserve are grouped in the same category as children.
Canada is a prosperous county and one critical reason for that is our mostly secure approach to property rights. For example, when governments expropriate private property for some public purpose, a well-established tradition in law exists whereby owners are compensated. No one expects someone to give up their home for free to facilitate a highway expansion.