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Government of Canada provides funding to facilitate Indigenous and Northerners’ participation in major project impact assessments in the North

Ottawa, ON - The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the meaningful participation of Indigenous peoples and Northerners in impact assessment and regulatory decision-making processes for major projects.
 
The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade, announced the creation of the Northern Participant Funding Program. This program will help Indigenous peoples and Northerners access the resources and expertise needed to participate effectively in impact assessments of major resource or infrastructure development projects in Canada’s North.
 
The Government of Canada is investing $10.3 million over five years, beginning in 2018-2019, as a part of its ongoing commitment to renewing Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples. The investment also supports the implementation of the Government of Canada’s proposed new impact assessment system that would recognize and respect the rights, culture and interests of Indigenous peoples.
Source : Government of Canada

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