Robinson Huron Treaty annuity negotiations resume – CBC

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Robinson Huron Treaty annuity negotiations resume – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 2022199 Views

Apr 19, 2022

Meetings to renegotiate a $4 per-person annuity first established in 1874

Negotiations have resumed between the Robinson Huron Treaty leadership, Ontario and Canada regarding treaty annuities.

The 21 First Nations that are part of the treaty have argued that a $4 per-person annuity established in 1874 needs to be renegotiated.

Mike Restoule, chair of the Robinson-Huron Treaty Litigation Fund, said he believes the upcoming election in Ontario has brought the province back to the negotiating table.

“The Ford government would like to obviously be re-elected as the government of Ontario,” he said. “So that was one of the things that prompted their move towards negotiation and settlement of the case.”

Restoule said the Robinson Huron Treaty leadership met with provincial and federal government representatives on April 13 and 14.

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