NDP offers to play mediator between feds and Natives

Thomas Mulcair. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Thomas Mulcair. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Jessica Hume, National Bureau

, Last Updated: 5:56 PM ET

OTTAWA — The NDP is offering to help the Conservative government bridge the gap with First Nations in the after the Supreme Court's ruled last week in favour of Native title lands in British Columbia.

In a letter written to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair wrote: "As political leaders we cannot accept that resource development is a zero-sum game."

"We have an obligation to help find a way forward that benefits us all."

The top court ruling will likely mean resource projects will need First Nations approval when they're planned on land that was never ceded.

 

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