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Letter: MLA Jordan Sturdy responds to Lil’wat criticism

'I stand by my comments'
Liberal MLA Jordan Sturdy is seeking re-election in Whistler riding  Screen Shot 2020-10-07 at 9.08.26 AM

In 2023, the Supreme Court of BC in Gitxaala v. British Columbia (Chief Gold Commissioner) agreed with the provincial government that DRIPA and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples should be used only as an “interpretive aid.”  The NDP went further and said that UNDRIP is not legally enforceable and again, the Court agreed.

Citizens of this province should expect that management of the 95 per cent of B.C. that is public land should be the responsibility of an elected government whose obligation is to govern in the interests of, and be accountable to, all British Columbians.

I stand by my comments.

Jordan Sturdy // MLA, West Vancouver-Sea to Sky