Will the NCC act to repair broken trust over Zibi condo proposal?

Will the NCC act to repair broken trust over Zibi condo proposal?
Posted on May 5, 2016 | Freeing Chaudière Falls and its Islands | Written on May 6, 2016
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Author's Note:

Author's Note:

Release of NCC documents obtained through access to information--and  the content of a July 2015 letter from the CEO of  the NCC to a citizen--reveal that the NCC may need to act to contain conflict of interest by its Aboriginal Liaison officer, and undertake serious consultations with legitimate First Nations over the proposed Zibi condo project on islands in the Ottawa River.

When the National Capital Commission announced its support for Dream Windmill's condo proposal on Albert and Chaudiere Islands in February 2015, it said that support was contingent on consultations with Indigenous people and groups.

This website provides a full report on issues of broken trust that First Nations Chiefs and our citizens' advocacy group are encountering from this federal institution. As well, a recent APTN report  describes an access to information request of the NCC and interviews Verna Polson, Grand Chief of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation Tribal Council, over the NCC's shameful inability to craft a coherent policy when it comes to consultations with Indigenous people over land deals in Ottawa, including the LeBreton Flats proposal.

The time has come for the NCC to clean up its act by assuming a respectful and responsible stance in its consultations with Indigenous people and nations. Why? Because it's 2016.