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Senate votes against reserving LP licenses for Indigenous communities – Daily Hive Toronto

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201892 Views

Jun 07, 2018

Canadian senators voted 29 to 46 on Wednesday to defeat a Bill C-45 amendment by Conservative Senator Scott Tannas that “would require that the federal government ensure at least 20% of cannabis-production licences and permits are issued for cannabis facilities located on local land in Indigenous communities or on land owned by Indigenous governments.”

A self-described “unabashed free-enterpriser,” Senator Tannas said that “to impose a quota is not something I would do frivolously,” but touted “huge advantages” for Indigenous communities such as employment opportunities and “revenue for Indigenous governments.”

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