Yellowknife, NWT – The Member of the Legislative Assembly for Weledeh says Bob McLeod deserves high praise for being the premier of record as devolution took full effect this week.
However, Bob Bromley says the premier must honour his pledge to review some of the devolution legislation that Bromley says was rushed through in order to make the Apr. 1 deadline.
“He said work would start for reviewing legislation on the first of April and he repeated that many times saying he’s made that commitment. That should’ve started a couple days ago but I haven’t heard anything yet from the premier’s office.”
Bromley says a lot of work has gone into devolution.
However, he doesn’t blame some Aboriginal groups for threatening legal action over the way they say they were left out of the process.
“I have been disappointed and I’ve been very open about the premier’s unwillingness to speak up for people on moving to one super board, the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board, and dropping the regional boards. That will be very sad and I’ll be very embarrassed.”
Bromley says the only way to keep devolution out of court is with open and transparent dialogue with groups who oppose the way it’s been implemented.
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