Plan Nord: The AFNQL will keep a watchful eye on the Couillard Government
03 Oct, 2014, 14:44 ET
WENDAKE, QC, Oct. 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - In bringing back to life the Plan Nord, Premier Philippe Couillard will have to avoid the errors of his predecessor Jean Charest. The Assembly of First Nations Québec-Labrador (AFNQL) will make sure that any development on the unceded territory, any development of the resources is made in agreement and participation, in the respect of their title and their Ancestral and Treaty Rights.
"Premier Couillard committed himself, in front of our Chiefs in Assembly, to include all First Nations in the development of the economy. We will make sure that he respects his commitment. We are and will be more and more a priority player in the development of the economy. The respect of our title and our Ancestral and Treaty Rights is an essential condition to the development of a harmonious relationship and will be beneficial to all development", affirm the AFNQL Interim Chiefs Committee.
The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador is the political organization of 43 Chiefs of the First Nations in Quebec and Labrador. www.apnql-afnql.com
SOURCE: Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador
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