How the NDP government plans to implement UNDRIP in the months ahead made for some extensive back and forth Friday in the BC Legislature, with Skeena MLA Ellis Ross taking one of the lead roles for the BC Liberals when it came to questions for Attorney General and Minister of Housing David Eby.
The conversation was introduced as part of a wider discussion on the Legislature review of the upcoming Electoral Boundaries Commission work.
Mr. Ross used his time in Thursdays session to try to learn more on how the consultation process will be taken on by the government and Indigenous leaders across the province."In terms of UNDRIP and the higher expectations of due diligence from the Crown that the government themselves actually told us about.
We're setting up the commission that is going to go out and do exactly the work the member says needs to happen. It needs to happen. We need to set up the commission. And not only that, we need to give the commission the independence to make the right decision — independent of what the political parties in this place think the boundaries should be.