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Nunavut boards say they can’t pay for Bill C-47 obligations

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[excerpt] A Conservative bill aimed at implementing part of the Nunavut land claims agreement can’t work unless the Nunavut Impact Review Board and the Nunavut Planning Commission get more funding, board officials told a House of Commons committee in Ottawa recently.

“First, with the level of development that we are currently experiencing in Nunavut, the Nunavut Impact Review Board’s core capacity is already stretched to the breaking point,” the NIRB’s chair Elizabeth Copland told MPs Jan. 29.

The bill, which the Tories are marketing politically as the “Nunavut Jobs and Growth Act,” is mostly aimed at setting out detailed rules and procedures for the review board and the planning commission.

Most of it is taken from an earlier bill called the Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act, which died on the order paper just before the May 2011 election.

The aboriginal affairs committee finished looking at the Bill C-47 Feb. 12, when the Tory majority voted down a number of NDP and Liberal amendments.

But before that, witnesses from the NIRB and NPC said their organizations don’t get enough money from Ottawa each year to pay for the bill’s new requirements.

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“First, with the level of development that we are currently experiencing in Nunavut, the Nunavut Impact Review Board’s core capacity is already stretched to the breaking point,” the NIRB’s chair Elizabeth Copland told MPs Jan. 29.

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Team Nunavut's colourful mushers' dog boxes sit stacked up at an Arctic Winter Games site in Fairbanks, Alaska. The boxes were built by Harry Ittinuar, father of Team Nunavut athletes Heather and Ethel Ford, designed by Sally Cormier-Ittinuar and painted by students from Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik in Rankin Inlet. (PHOTO COURTESY OF TEAM NUNAVUT)
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