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Despite claims to the contrary, B.C. bill does not include First Nation veto over resource development

Bill leaves the vast majority of First Nations under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court’s consultation jurisprudence.

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The recent native protests in New Brunswick against proposed hydraulic fracturing ('fracking') are not only devoid of facts but harm the potential for prosperity and lower personal taxes. Add in the anti-fracking frothing in neighbouring Nova Scotia, and also in Quebec, and it adds up to ill-advised provincial policies, this despite the safety of fracking.

Before detailing the potential for a lighter personal income tax burden if more resource development was allowed, here are the facts on hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas.