Alberta's First Nations Chiefs Support Controversial Bill

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Author: 
David Thurton
Source: 
CBC News

Chiefs of Alberta's First Nations voted unanimously to support Bill C-69. The First Nations support the legislation because it provides Indigenous communities with a greater say about development. The bill updates federal environmental review legislation by streamlining a patchwork of regulatory bodies, offering broader impact assessments that consider health and socio-economic factors, and prioritizing early engagement with Indigenous people.

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