Ford government proposes to scrap controversial law placing 'restrictions' on development in northern Ontario - 2019-02-26

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F99.png Ford government proposes to scrap controversial law placing 'restrictions' on development in northern Ontario February 26, 2019, Fatima Syed, National Observer

The grand chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is cautiously welcoming a proposal by Premier Doug Ford's government to repeal a 2010 law that his nation viewed as a form of colonialism.

Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler made the comments after Premier Doug Ford's government announced a public consultation to repeal the Far North Act, legislation adopted by the former provincial Liberal government that gave First Nations some control over development in their traditional territories.

The government said on Monday that it was proposing to repeal the law with the aim of "reducing red tape and restrictions on important economic development projects" in the northern part of the province, including the Ring of Fire, all-season roads and electrical transmission projects.

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{{cite news | first = Fatima | last = Syed | title = Ford government proposes to scrap controversial law placing 'restrictions' on development in northern Ontario | url = https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/02/26/news/ford-government-proposes-scrap-controversial-law-placing-restrictions-development | work = National Observer | date = February 26, 2019 | accessdate = May 4, 2019 }}