This week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that the federal government will not appeal a decision from the Federal Court of Appeal regarding the former Kapyong Barracks military site located in Winnipeg. The Federal Court of Appeal upheld an earlier ruling that the government failed to consult four First Nations about the development of the Kapyong site. At the heart of the issue lies treaty land entitlement claims, designed to settle land debts owed to First Nations who did not receive all the land they were entitled to under historical treaties.
The Kapyong Barracks site has been a controversial topic in local conversation, sparking many opinions from stakeholders and non-stakeholders alike.
The full CBC news story can be found here.
For the recent Federal Court of Appeal decision, click here.