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Indigenous senators must prevent Bill C-48 from threatening First Nations’ opportunities: Stephen Buffalo in the Financial Post – MLI

June 13, 2019

When Bill C-48, the proposed oil-tanker ban for northern B.C., has its third reading in the Senate in the coming days, Indigenous senators can play an important role in finding a compromise on the legislation so that First Nations across Western Canada can develop their economies and nations.

It is certainly no secret that many First Nations oppose the bill. Many First Nations across Western Canada, including members of the Indian Resource Council (IRC), have publicly spoken out against Bill C-48.

IRC is an advocacy organization of First Nations working for greater control and management of their natural resources.

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