The Canadian Press

1993-04-08 | New-Brunswick-natives-sales-tax

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Natives in New Brunswick set up roadblocks and staged a series of protests against a new tax measure. The provincial government had decided to start charging status Indians provincial sales tax for off-reserve purchases. Outside Fredericton, more than two-dozen natives were arrested when police broke up a roadblock on the Trans-Canada Highway. This is sound of an RCMP tactical squad as it approached the roadblock. (Soon after, the government clarified the law to make it clear that status Indians who purchased goods off-reserve for use on the reserve did not have to pay the 11 per cent sales tax.)

Date: 1993-04-08
Placeline: Fredericton, NB, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 15 seconds

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Clip ID: 19930408CPCN001