Haldimand County council is insisting the Ontario government develop a process for consultation with Six Nations.“We have some serious issues here and we’ve been hanging in the wind,” said Coun. Lorne Boyko. He authored the unanimously endorsed message asking the provincial government to set the rules of engagement including what parties are to be consulted and in what form.
“Things are definitely getting worse not better,” he said of development issues in the county.
Coun. Buck Sloat expressed concern about the length of consultation and urged council to set a timeframe. “We’re in limbo here,” he said. “We’re being used as guinea pigs on our official plan.”