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Jan 24, 2023
Poilievre said he has been listening to First Nations leaders who say they want less red tape and more control over their own resources and money
OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is launching consultations on a proposal to let First Nations communities collect more directly the federal tax revenue generated by resource projects on their lands.
In an interview with the National Post, Poilievre said he has been listening to First Nations leaders who say they want less red tape and more control over their own resources and money, and he said his party will be consulting across the country on a plan to help them do exactly that.
“This is a grassroots First Nations solution to a made-in-Ottawa problem,” he said.
In a speech in Vancouver Tuesday, Poilievre noted that the First Nations Tax Commission has worked for decades to get local revenues on reserve, having successfully secured the rights for First Nations to collect their own property taxes in the 1980s.
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