B.C’s community benefits agreement makes assumptions about economic justice for Indigenous workers – IRPP
October 18, 2021
The agreement has led to more jobs for Indigenous workers on B.C. infrastructure projects, but the initiative suffers from fundamental shortcomings.
The goal of economic justice for Indigenous Peoples is central to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 2015 Calls to Action. This is something that British Columbia, the first jurisdiction to enact a law to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, has attempted to address in part through its 2018 provincial community benefits agreement (CBA). The agreement aims to provide economic opportunities for Indigenous Peoples and other equity-seeking groups by providing construction jobs and training for provincial transportation infrastructure projects.
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