Committee of MPs voted to approve Bill C-88 Thursday
May 31, 2019
A bill scrapping the previous federal government’s move to replace regional land and water boards in the Northwest Territories with a so-called superboard is one step closer to becoming law.
The federal Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs voted to approve Bill C-88, without any changes, during a clause by clause reading Thursday morning in Ottawa.
The proposed bill would reverse changes to the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act that were included in the 2014 transfer of federal authority over land and resources to the territorial government. The land and water boards review resource projects and issue land use permits and water licenses.
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