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Canada won't force smoking ban on First Nations
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
The Canadian government won't force First Nations in Saskatchewan to accept the province's new ban on smoking in public places.
First Nations leaders asserted that the province has no jurisdiction on tribal lands, including gaming facilities. Indian Affairs Minister Andy Scott agreed, approving the White Bear First Nation's smoking bylaw.
Saskatchewan's ban went into effect on January 1 and applies to virtually all public places.
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