Minister Strahl appoints new federal representative in Camp Ipperwash talks



    IPPERWASH, ON, Sept. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Chuck Strahl,
Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor
for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today announced the appointment of Anne
Marie Doyle as the federal representative in negotiations with the Kettle and
Stony Point First Nation to resolve all outstanding issues surrounding Camp
Ipperwash.
    "Given her previous work experience, I believe Ms. Doyle brings the right
skills and expertise to the table to help resolve these outstanding issues,"
said Minister Strahl. "I have faith that she will work effectively with the
Kettle and Stony Point First Nation to help these negotiations move forward in
a very constructive way."
    Anne Marie Doyle, an experienced negotiator and former civil servant, has
held posts within Foreign Affairs, Finance and Privy Council Office both
domestically and abroad. During her international postings, Ms. Doyle acquired
a unique understanding of cross-cultural issues and dynamics. This expertise
has enabled her to form strong working relationships with diverse groups while
participating in many successful negotiations.
    The Kettle and Stony Point First Nation initially had two of the reserves
confirmed by the Treaty of 1827: one at Kettle Point and one at Stony Point.
In 1928, the First Nation surrendered for sale approximately 377 acres of the
Stony Point Reserve. The Province of Ontario purchased 109 acres to create
Ipperwash Provincial Park. Other portions of the surrendered land were sold to
third parties.
    The remainder of the Stony Point Reserve, approximately 2,211 acres, was
appropriated under the War Measures Act in 1942 for the establishment of an
advanced military training facility, which became known as Camp Ipperwash. In
1944, the Camp was enlarged with the acquisition of 254 acres of the land that
had been surrendered in 1928.
    In 1994, Canada announced the closing of the base and that it would enter
into negotiations with the First Nation regarding the property.
    Canada is also committed to ensure that public safety and environmental
concerns are properly addressed in determining a future strategy for the
former Camp Ipperwash lands.




For further information:

For further information: Philippe Mailot, Press Secretary, Office of the
Honourable Chuck Strahl, (819) 997-0002; Media Relations: Indian and Northern
Affairs Canada, (819) 953-1160; This release, along with biography and fact
sheet, is also available on the Internet at www.inac.gc.ca


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