Minister Duncan says planned 2013 introduction of private land ownership legislation

Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan says the Conservative government will introduce legislation allowing private land ownership on First Nations reserves sometime next year and at least 74 First Nations have expressed support for the move.

Editors note: Following article previously stated Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan said 74 First Nations supported private land ownership legislation. Duncan was referring to a different piece of legislation already in force.

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Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan says the Conservative government will introduce legislation allowing private land ownership on First Nations reserves sometime next year.

Duncan told APTN National News that the legislation will allow First Nations to “opt in” to the legislation, once passed, which would introduce fee simple land ownership within reserve boundaries.

The Assembly of First Nations, the country’s largest Indigenous organization, has come out against the introduction ofprivate land ownership on reserves.

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2 thoughts on “Minister Duncan says planned 2013 introduction of private land ownership legislation

  1. John Duncan and group can forget this idea. Why must we place what little we have in our country, instead of utilizing more to become equal for those able.free land programs in past helped many other groups.

  2. This is Suicide to any Rez that accepts it! You can kiss your lands an rights Goodbye!

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