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Chief gears up for life under microscope -Globe and Mail
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Chief gears up for life under microscope
October 17, 2007
VICTORIA — Since she was a teenager, Tsawwassen Chief Kim Baird has been consumed with negotiating a treaty for her community. Now as that treaty approaches completion, she is changing gears, from bargaining to building a new government.
About 20 potential projects are on her desk. There are administrative laws to be drafted, an economic model for sharing resources to be chosen. Land-use planning sessions and infrastructure negotiations fill her calendar.