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July 17, 2018

Working Towards Economic Reconciliation: Government Resource Revenue Sharing in British Columbia, Ontario, and the Yukon

On May 3, 2018, the Government of Ontario and a number of First Nations signed resource revenue sharing agreements.  The agreements require Ontario to share a percentage of government generated revenue from certain mining and forestry operations with First Nations.  The agreements are the first of their kind in Ontario.  British Columbia and the Yukon also have their own resource revenue sharing agreements with Indigenous communities.  Resource revenue sharing agreements differ between these provinces and territory.  This article explores the nature and scope of government resource revenue sharing agreements in British Columbia, Ontario, and the Yukon.

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