B.C. Premier John Horgan holds a news conference in Ottawa, where he is speaking at the Assembly of First Nations’ special chiefs assembly. He responds to questions about legislation passed by the B.C. legislature to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) into provincial law, and addresses concerns about the impact the bill may have on resource projects.
B.C. is the first jurisdiction in Canada to implement UNDRIP. A federal UNDRIP bill died on the order paper in the Senate prior to the recent federal election. (December 3, 2019) (no interpretation)