Repeal your laws but respect our laws’ Ontario First Nation chief tells Premier Doug Ford – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201986 Views

Letter from Donny Morris comes as Ontario takes input on proposed repeal of Far North Act

Mar 15, 2019

The chief of a northern Ontario First Nation says if the province goes ahead with a planned repeal of the Far North Act, whatever rules and regulations replace it will have to work with his community’s own laws.

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (K.I.) Chief Donny Morris wrote to Premier Doug Ford early in March, as the provincial government takes input on its proposal to do away with the 2010 legislation, enacted to set guidelines for land-use planning in the far north. The act itself, however, has drawn criticism from First Nations, saying they were never consulted when the previous Liberal government enacted it.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/ki-donny-morris-letter-1.5056857

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