Provincial election candidates are being urged to commit to supporting the honourable resolution of the Robinson Huron Treaty annuities case.
The call is coming from leadership with the Robinson Huron Treaty Litigation Fund (RHTLF).
They say despite rulings in favour of the first nations, which include Nipissing and Dokis First Nations, and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal encouraging a negotiated settlement, none has been reached.
Last week, RHTLF says letters were sent to the leaders of the four political parties that had seats at Queen’s Park at dissolution urging them to commit to reaching a negotiated settlement.
“Ontario must remain committed to not only settling the Annuity case but to renewing the Treaty relationship and reaching agreement on the future implementation of the Robinson Huron Treaty,” says Chief Duke Peltier of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory.
RHTLF is urging all MPP candidates and parties to make a commitment for Ontario to reach a negotiated settlement.
“Let your constituents choose to vote for a future that honours and upholds its responsibilities to reconciliation and to the Robinson Huron Treaty,” says Chief Dean Sayers of Batchewana First Nation.
RHTLF is also asking all those who support upholding Treaty responsibilities to add their name to their petition.