Saskatchewan First Act to Stop Federal ‘Overreach’ Draws Ire From First Nations

The Saskatchewan First Act (SFA), designed to give the province autonomy and jurisdiction over its natural resources, has passed the legislature.
“This is a major step in defending our economic potential from federal overreach while we continue to build a strong and growing economy that benefits everyone in SK. That’s growth that works for everyone,” Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said on Twitter March 17.
Bill 88 amends the Constitution of Saskatchewan to confirm its autonomy over three areas that are laid out in the Canadian Constitution in a section on resources: exploration for non-renewable natural resources; the management of non-renewable and forestry resources; and the operation facilities for electrical energy production….

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