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Federal agreement with Quebec First Nation called a 'huge thing'

Friday, July 28, 2017 @ 6:58 AM | By Ian Burns

The federal government has signed a new financial and governance agreement with the Cree Nation of northern Quebec, and observers are calling the new powers over taxation and governance being granted “huge.”

Signa Daum Shanks, Osgoode Hall law schoolThe agreement, signed July 18, removes governance over the territory governed by the Grand Council of the Crees from Cree-Naskapi (of Quebec) Act (S.C. 1984, c. 18) to a Cree constitution. It also removes federal oversight of governance on Category IA lands (which are subject to federal jurisdiction),...