YTG and First Nations await “clarity” from Supreme Court on land use planning

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Yukon’s Liberal government filed papers in the Peel regional land use planning case with the Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday.

“As far as the Peel we can’t speak too much about it because it’s in the Supreme Court. So any conversations we’re having is a reitartion of what we had in our campaign platform on the Peel Commission’s recommended plan, and nothing has changed as far as that goes,” Premier Silver said in an interview with CKLB earlier this week.

Yukon Justice Minister Tracy Anne McPhee went a bit further yesterday at a press conference and in a written statement saying,

“The clarity that will be provided by the Supreme Court of Canada in this case will allow the parties to proceed with completing the Peel land use plan, and provide direction for future land use planning processes in the territory.”

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case on March 22nd.

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Josh Campbell
Josh Campbell has returned to the CKLB News Team. He worked as a sports writer in New Brunswick, prior to graduating from Loyalist College in Mohawk Territory near Belleville, Ontario. Between journalistic duties in the NWT and Yukon, Campbell was a speechwriter for former NWT MP Dennis Bevington, and Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya.

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