New leg­is­la­tion to put pub­lic in­ter­est first in re­source de­ci­sions

Asian Journal - - BRI­TISH COLUMBIA -

The Prov­ince of Bri­tish Columbia has com­mit­ted to fully im­ple­ment the United Na­tions Dec­la­ra­tion on the Rights of Indige­nous Peo­ples, in­clud­ing free, prior and in­formed con­sent, and we are look­ing for­ward to see­ing this re­al­ized on the ground through en­vi­ron­men­tal as­sess­ments un­der the new process. We are hope­ful that the new leg­is­la­tion will en­sure the sus­tain­abil­ity of our pre­cious lands and wa­ters for our chil­dren and grand­chil­dren, and all Bri­tish Columbians. While much more leg­isla­tive and pol­icy change is ur­gently needed, to­day is a good day.”

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