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BC Aboriginal Recognition Act Postponed

From the Union of BC Indian Chiefs:

In response to a growing number of questions, concerns and issues being raised by First Nations, Business and Industry Leaders; Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, Mike de Jong and representatives of the BC First Nations Leadership Council have jointly decided to postpone introduction of the proposed ‘Recognition and Reconciliation Act until after the Provincial election of May 12th, 2009. Under the circumstances, it was felt that the decision to postpone the introduction of the proposed legislation was responsible, reasonable and appropriate and will allow for a more comprehensive period of consultations with our respective constituent groups.

BC’s press release is here.

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