Officials tell Deseronto residents not to worry

Posted: May 9, 2007 in Deseronto, Headlines, Natives

No one in Deseronto will be forced to sell their homes.
That was the message Douglas Forbes, community liaison with Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), drove home at a public session here Tuesday, when he signed up participants for workshops that will take place over the next two weeks.“We are not going to expropriate people’s land or take it from them,” he said. “The First Nations, in terms of their bargaining position, are of course saying ‘we’d like the land back.’ But it will be a system of willing seller-willing buyer only.”

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