Ending uncertainty over treaty issues is key to advancing British Columbia government's economic agenda
By Tex Enemark, Gordon Gibson and Harry Swain, Vancouver Sun
The recent election was notable for the single-minded focus by the victorious Liberals on an aggressive economic development agenda, together with the lack of any serious discussion of the principal impediment to that agenda, namely the gummed-up mess our senior governments have made of native land claims. B.C.'s hopeless treaty process will put an end to the premier's plans before they get off the ground unless she takes hold of the file personally.