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First Nations seek approval for own smoking laws
Friday, January 14, 2005
Canada's Indian and northern affairs minister plans to meet with First Nation leaders from Saskatchewan to discuss the province's new smoking ban.
The ban went into effect on January 1 and applies to virtually all public places. But the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations voted last month not to accept it, saying the province doesn't have jurisdiction on tribal lands.
Since then, the White Bear First Nation has proposed its own smoking ordinance that is not as extensive as the province's. Indian and northern affairs minister Andy Scott is debating whether to approve it.
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