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Canada's Interim Comprehensive Land Claims Policy

November 10, 2014

By Bruce McIvor

Recently Canada released its Interim Comprehensive Claims Policy. When finalized the Interim Policy will replace Canada's existing policy on comprehensive land claims. Ministerial Special Representative Douglas Eyford is currently leading an engagement process on the Interim Policy with Indigenous peoples and stakeholders.

The Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs retained us to prepare a legal review of the Interim Policy to assist their members. They have made our legal review public to inform the wider debate on revising Canada's policy in light of the Supreme Court of Canada's Tsilhqot'in Aboriginal title decision.

Click here for a copy of our legal review of Canada's Interim Policy.

Click here for a copy of the Interim Policy.

Bruce McIvor is principal of First Peoples Law Corporation.

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Antti Kotilainen (5 years ago)
Keep on trucking

Andrew Bak(5 years ago)

I'm interested to know your views on the potential impacts of the new Comprehensive Claims Policy on First Nations who are signatories to modern, comprehensive treaties like the "Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement"; will the new policy affect the implementation of these agreements?

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