Effect of Treaties on Crown Tenure and License Holders



NCLGA Executive Recommendation: No Recommendation


WHEREAS the governments of British Columbia and Canada are in the process of negotiating treaties with First Nations in British Columbia;

AND WHEREAS these treaty negotiations are being conducted in closed meetings, which are not public, open and transparent;

AND WHEREAS Crown tenure and licence holders have not been consulted, nor have their interests been represented or properly considered:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA lobby the treaty negotiators and the governments of British Columbia and Canada to commit to:

a)      Increased openness and transparency in all treaty negotiations;

b)      Timely, meaningful consultation with all affected third parties;

c)       Minimizing the impact of treaty negotiations and treaties on third party interests, including but not limited to water rights and all tenures on Crown land; and

d)      Fully and fairly compensating third parties whose interests are impaired in any way at full market value.