With all the talk of cutbacks in the “new” BC budget, I thought I would take a closer look at the Budget Estimates and Service Plan for the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation and see how First Nations would be affected.
Note: I started doing an analysis of Bill S-212 a few months ago. It is very lengthy and it took me quite a while. Then I noticed that the senate had taken it off the order paper and was not proceeding with it so I didn’t post my analysis.
I sat through three days of the court hearings on the Hupacasath (HFN) challenge to the Canada China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) with great interest. I could not help but think that Canada’s arguments and assurances to the court were incredibly paternalistic and
The Green Party has become a going concern in BC and has attracted many quality candidates like Andrew Weaver and has a reputable First Nations Candidate Adam Olsen in the Saanich North and the Islands riding.
BC is now officially in campaign mode. Who will be the next Premier and lead this province for the next 4 years? NDP has been ahead in the polls, political pundits like Vaughn Palmer says that it is not in the bag yet.
Yesterday, I was preparing to go the Victoria, IdleNoMore Rally and March being put on by the Native Student Union of UVIC and the First Nations Student Assocation of Camosun College when these words came to me and I quickly typed them into my Iphone and wanted to share them here...