Duty To Consult Policy Might Not Please Everyone

Wednesday, July 08, 2009 at 15:30



Premier Brad Wall says it may be impossible to get unanimous consent on what the government’s duty to consult Aboriginal groups on development projects should be.


As a result, Wall says a provincial duty to consult policy may simply have to go forward at some point, even though not everyone likes it.


The premier made those statements while touring the Battlefords yesterday.


Wall says his government has kept its commitment made prior to the 2007 election campaign to obtain input from Aboriginal people on the duty to consult.


Both the FSIN and the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan rejected the province’s draft duty to consult policy framework earlier this year.


He says the draft policy framework has been handed over to the FSIN for further input.