Kanesatake grand chief testifies at standing committee

By  Marcus Bankuti  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Mohawk Council of Kanesatake (MCK) grand chief Victor Bonspille revealed at a parliamentary committee appearance last week that he asked Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) for veto power to sign agreements on behalf of Council pertaining to the G&R Recycling file, a request he says went unanswered. Bonspille railed against the federal government and his MCK colleagues at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, which is studying freshwater protection, for a lack of movement on cleaning up the environmental catastrophe, which is expected to cost tens of millions of dollars, if not more. Council has yet to meet ISC’s preconditions for moving forward on remediation, notably a refusal to accept a transfer of the Oka letter for the G&R…

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