Outstanding Indigenous land claims stalling western economic growth, says Michael Wernick - 2019-12-01

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F182.png Outstanding Indigenous land claims stalling western economic growth, says Michael Wernick December 1, 2019, Olivia Stefanovich, CBC News

Canada's former top federal public servant says uncertainty over Indigenous land title in the West is holding back the regional economy — and is calling on three regional premiers to commit to settling the issue within five years.

Michael Wernick, who retired in April as clerk of the Privy Council amid the SNC-Lavalin affair, recently delivered the frank advice during a Nov. 27 speech to the the progressive think tank Canada 2020 during a forum on Indigenous economic development, which he expanded on in an interview last week with CBC News.

"To premiers [Jason] Kenney, [Scott] Moe, [Brian] Pallister, uncertainty about Aboriginal title [is] pulling back economic growth in your provinces," Wernick said.

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{{cite news | first = Olivia | last = Stefanovich | title = Outstanding Indigenous land claims stalling western economic growth, says Michael Wernick | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/stefanovich-wernick-indigenous-rights-canada-2020-1.5375232 | work = CBC News | date = December 1, 2019 | accessdate = December 1, 2019 }}