No more kicking ‘the rock down the road,’ on Indigenous fishery

A member of the parliamentary committee looking at Indigenous rights to a moderate livelihood fishery, says it is past time for government to deal with the issue. The parliamentary fisheries and oceans committee released a report earlier this month containing 40 recommendations on how to move those treaty rights forward. “It’s unfortunate that since the Marshall decision was made in Supreme Court that successive governments, Liberal and Conservative, have what I would call kicked the rock down the road rather than deal with the issue. And we’ve seen that come to a head last year,” said Egmont MP Bobby Morrissey, “Canada and the industry suffered a bit of a black eye from that, and it was unnecessary.” >click to read< 10:05

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