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First Nations
Treaty process costs British Columbia over $1B

After spending $1.1 billion, the British Columbia Treaty Commission has only finalized one First Nations treaty, according to a report released on Monday.

The commission began work in 1993 but only the Tsawwassen First Nation has a ratified treaty. A second treaty with the Maa-nulth First Nations could be ratified soon.

CBC News says 56 First Nations are still in the treaty process.

Get the Story:
B.C. native treaty process has cost $1B with little success: report (CBC 7/28)

Get the Report:
Incomplete, Illiberal, and Expensive: A Review of 15 Years of Treaty Negotiations in British Columbia and Proposals for Reform (July 28, 2008)