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UNDRIP Won’t Help Marginalized Aboriginals – FCPP
by ahnationtalk onJune 26, 201944 Views
June 25, 2019
Bill C-262, the proposed legislation requiring Canadian laws to meet an undefined measure of compliance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Aboriginal Peoples (UNDRIP) is being held up by Conservative senators.
Tax paying Canadians should be thankful.
Advocates of the Bill say that the legislation will create no additional legal impediments for Canada, but it will significantly improve the lives of poor and marginalized Indigenous people.
Opponents, however, say that the legislation will create additional obstacles to resource development. They say it will grant a virtual veto on resource development to each of the 638 or so First Nations. They also say the Bill will enrich privileged people, chiefs, band counselors, and their lawyers, but will do nothing to improve the lives of the poor and marginalized Indigenous people.