Councillors want to exert sovereignty, setting up planning depart

Six Nations may set up a planning department to assert its sovereignty when it comes to development along the Haldimand Tract. Six Nations Elected Councillors (SNEC) Cynthia Jamieson and Helen Miller attended a meeting with Municipal staff and planners as well as provincial staff regarding housing and development and gave a report to council at the Political Liaison meeting on March 11. Miller suggested having planning staff dedicated to keeping tabs on development within the Haldimand Tract. “A planning person or department, it kind of ties into the CAP Team; they’re not doing everything these people are doing. It’s interesting to sit and listen to,” she said. Councillor Amos Keye said if SNEC is a sovereign nation it should stop “pussy footing around” and demand developers accommodate Six Nations. “I…

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