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The shifting lens through which Canadians see the Wet’suwet’en crisis – Policy Options

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 202084 Views

Canadians don’t just want things to get back to normal; they want things to get better. The country has moved on from where it was in 1990.

Canadians have lived through many confrontations over Indigenous rights and resource development, but few have had such high stakes as the one that erupted last month and is still unfolding, with a proposed deal newly announced after weeks of rail blockades across the country as Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs have protested the Coastal GasLink pipeline that would run through their territory in British Columbia. Hanging in the balance, depending on one’s perspective, are not only the rights of particular First Nations but the coastal environment, the livelihoods of people travelling or shipping by rail, Canada’s reputation as a reliable trading partner, the survival of the federal minority government and the future of reconciliation itself.

Read More: https://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/march-2020/the-shifting-lens-through-which-canadians-see-the-wetsuweten-crisis/

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