Archive - June 2010

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Bill S-4 – Step Back In Time
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Bill S-4 – Backdoor Assimilation and Land Grab
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Letter to the Editor re: Manny’s Mission to Disband Reserves
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Submission to Parliament on Bill S-4 – Matrimonial Real Property Legislation
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Bill S-4 – An Empty Shell of a Legislative Promise

Bill S-4 – Step Back In Time

The Senate is due to vote on Bill S-4 today (June 28). All indications say that it will pass despite nearly unanimous opposition to the Bill by First Nations and Aboriginal women’s groups, then it has to go through the same process in the House once Parliament reconvenes in the fall. Hopefully, in the meantime,[…]

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Bill S-4 – Backdoor Assimilation and Land Grab

Bill S-4 relates to matrimonial real property on reserve after the breakup of a marriage or relationship. After a process of hearing from witnesses and deciding on potential amendments, the Senate will vote on the Bill today. Even if the Bill is passed, it must still go through the same process in the House. Given[…]

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Letter to the Editor re: Manny’s Mission to Disband Reserves

Re: article in Hamilton Spectator on June 10, 2010 re “Private property on reserves next frontier” Saturday, June 12, 2010 Dear editor; Your article which alleges that there is growing support for Aboriginal ownership is far from accurate. This is an initiative of Manny Jules from the Squamish band and has been incorporated into Bill[…]

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Bill S-4 – An Empty Shell of a Legislative Promise

Bill S-4 is An Act respecting family homes situated on First Nation reserves and matrimonial interests or rights in or to structures and lands situated on those reserves. The short title is: Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act. The bill was introduced in the Senate in March 2010 and had its[…]

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