Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Historic Land Deal

Australia gets it. Will Canada begin to offer more choice to native Canadians for homeownership? One can only hope.

After 10 years of negotiations, Australia has passed legislation that will enable indigenous Territorians the ability to obtain 99-year leases to own homes. It is thought this move will increase prosperity and improve accountability. True, a 99-year lease is not the same as owning a home in fee-simple. But hey, it's a step in the right direction.

Gee, the CTF has been advocating for private property ownership rights on Canada's native reserves for 10 years. Is Ottawa listening....

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