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NEWS: Iqaluit June 19, 2014 - 7:00 am

Photo: Bob Rae gives keynote address at law conference

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Bob Rae, the former interim leader of the federal Liberal party and former NDP premier of Ontario, giving a noon-hour keynote speech June 20 at the Canadian Bar Association's aboriginal law conference in Iqaluit. In a speech that focused on why governments often resist sharing their sovereignty and authority with aboriginal peoples, he said that if governments knew what would happen later, they would not have put Section 35 into the constitution in late 1981. And he praised the courts for limiting the unilateral power of governments following adoption of the Charter of Rights in 1982. Read more later on nunatsiaqonline.ca (PHOTO BY JIM BELL)
Bob Rae, the former interim leader of the federal Liberal party and former NDP premier of Ontario, giving a noon-hour keynote speech June 20 at the Canadian Bar Association's aboriginal law conference in Iqaluit. In a speech that focused on why governments often resist sharing their sovereignty and authority with aboriginal peoples, he said that if governments knew what would happen later, they would not have put Section 35 into the constitution in late 1981. And he praised the courts for limiting the unilateral power of governments following adoption of the Charter of Rights in 1982. Read more later on nunatsiaqonline.ca (PHOTO BY JIM BELL)

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