Ontario is resisting Canada’s plans for Indigenous-led conservation areas – The Narwhal

Ontario is resisting Canada’s plans for Indigenous-led conservation areas – The Narwhal

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 202242 Views

The federal government is starting to fund Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas. An internal document shows Ontario has ‘concerns’

Aug. 18, 2022

In the face of provincial resistance, the federal government is urging Ontario to cooperate with plans to establish Indigenous-led conservation areas, according to an internal briefing.

The document from Natural Resources Canada, obtained by The Narwhal through an access to information request, also shows that Ontario has been complaining behind closed doors about the push to form Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas.

Greg Rickford, Ontario’s Minister of Northern Development and Indigenous Affairs, “has raised concerns that Canada’s approach to establishing Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs) has encroached upon [Ontario’s] jurisdiction, and requested that Canada include [Ontario] at the earliest stages of discussions,” the briefing said.

Read More: https://thenarwhal.ca/ontario-resisting-indigenous-conservation-plans/

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