McGuinty seeks independant land claims body

Posted: May 9, 2007 in Caledonia, Corruption, DCE, Deseronto, Headlines, McGuinty, Natives

The federal government is in a conflict of interest when it comes to settling aboriginal land claims and must create an independent body to clear the backlog of some 800 claims across the country, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty said Tuesday. “We need an accelerated process,” McGuinty said Tuesday, adding Ottawa should create an independent body with the power to both study and settle the claims.

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