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First Nations resource tax proposal gets nod from Poilievre

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Written By Fran Yanor
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A proposal allowing First Nations to collect a portion of the resource development taxes paid by industry got a credibility boost this week when Conservative Party of Canada Leader Pierre Poilievre endorsed the unprecedented tax-sharing change, which he dubbed “a First Nations-led solution to a made-in-Ottawa problem.” “This is a historic change in how First […]

Double whammy: BC wineries hit by cold snap, AB import ban

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Written By Rob Shaw
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“It’s a scary time. We hope we dodge a bullet.” ––John Skinner B.C.’s wine sector is reeling from a one-two punch to its economic viability, after a wicked cold snap decimated some vineyards at the same time as Alberta cracked down on cross-border direct wine purchases from British Columbia. Grape growers and wineries are appealing […]

Proposed legislative changes will give Indigenous nations new legal power on land…

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Written By Rob Shaw
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“There’s no debate that this process creates a veto power, there’s no dispute about that.” ––Robin Junger B.C.’s minister responsible for Crown land is apologizing for the confusing reveal of new Indigenous co-governance legislation that critics say could dramatically reshape decision-making on public land across the province. Land, Water and Resource Stewardship Minister Nathan Cullen […]

Outspoken FN leader and LNG advocate Ellis Ross will vie for federal…

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Written By Rob Shaw
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When Ellis Ross first considered a life in politics outside the Haisla Nation, he saw himself at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, fighting to have the voice of his people heard at the highest level. He may soon get that chance, after accepting federal Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre’s offer this week to become the candidate for […]