Mr. Speaker, another flawed bill and another long and wasteful court fight with first nations: that is where the minister is going.
It is not just first nations that have a problem with the legislation. In a letter sent to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development last fall, the president of Casino Mining expressed concerns about the “negative impact this is having on the territory’s mineral industry”. The Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon is also opposed.
Why pursue a bill that will not stand up in court and is opposed by both first nations and businesses? Where is the certainty in that?