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Unformatted text preview: decisions that acknowledge the continued existence of Aboriginal title. 6 These legal decisions favourable to First Nations justice claims combined with the protest activities of Aboriginal groups to create a situation of uncertainty with regard to the Crowns claim to unencumbered title to B.C. lands. 7 Moreover, this uncertainty impacted negatively on the economic climate of the province, as investors became increasingly reluctant to risk their capital in the province when they faced the prospect of court injunctions or road blockades interrupting resource development activities (see ARA Consulting Group, 1995; Grant Thornton Management Consultants, 1999; KPMG, 1996; Mitchell-Banks, 1998; Price Waterhouse, 1990; Slade and Pearlman, 1998). It was the economic consequences of uncertainty, as much as anything else, that at last brought the provincial government to the treaty table in the early 1990s....
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