Wednesday, September 28, 2005

BC: $640 million and no treaty

The province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada have been embroiled in treaty talks ever since BC joined confederation in 1876.

Approximately 12 years ago, the then NDP government of BC decided to create the BC Treaty Commission to help "expidite" native land claims and treaties within the province. Little has changed regarding the process for native land claims since the BC Treaty Commission was established - except for the money that has been thrown at the process.

Canadian taxpayers have spent $640 million on the process and still no treaties have resulted.

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