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Vaughn Palmer: Premier’s positive spin can’t shake concerns about Tsilhqot’in title decision

July 21, 2014
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

VICTORIA — As reaction spreads outward from the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark recognition of aboriginal title, the B.C. Liberals maintain the decision won’t have a chilling effect on the investment climate. Premier Christy Clark encapsulated the government view of the decision recognizing title for the Tsilhqot’in people over a sizable tract of land in the Cariboo, during a radio interview this week with Kamloops-based CHNL radio. “Some people think it’s a game changer, that it’ll result in a halt of all real development, resource development especially, in this province, and you won’t be able to do anything without consent of the First Nations. Do you fear that?” asked NL news director Jim Harrison.