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The Case for Denying Indigenous Rights |: [] According to Flanagan, recognizing the UNDRIP principle of free, prior and informed consent is a recipe for economic ruin because Indigenous land rights in Canada are poorly defined, some Indigenous People might consider consent to be a veto and because without the threat of expropriation Canadian governments will have a hard time building long-distance corridor projects (e.g. pipelines, railways, highways and power lines).

Flanagan’s message is clear: implementing UNDRIP is dangerous because it is contrary to Canada’s and the provinces’ long established policy of denying Aboriginal title, rights and Treaty rights.

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