The Vancouver Sun covered the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s recently-released report, The End is Not Nigh, which analyses the impact of the Supreme Court’s historic ruling to grant land title to Aboriginal groups.
The paper, written by MLI Senior Fellow Ken Coates and author Dwight Newman, acknowledges that the decision has changed the relationship between governments and Aboriginal peoples but says the consequences of the decision are being overstated.
The Vancouver Sun column says the report makes “a good case that the Tsilhqot’in decision is best understood as the latest in a series of high court decisions strengthening aboriginal rights and title over four decades”.
However columnist Vaughn Palmer says there are still a lot of unanswered questions stemming from the decision.
The report was also referenced in an editorial by the Sun’s opinion department.
Dwight Newman also spoke with Daybreak South, a CBC Radio One program covering the southern interior of British Columbia.
The End is Not Nigh was released on Thursday, the same day British Columbia Premier Christy Clark met with Aboriginal leaders to discuss ways the two sides could work together.
Speaking with CKNW, a radio station based in Vancouver, Newman called the meeting a good first step.
The authors also penned an op-ed for the Globe on the subject.