The Canadian Press

1999-04-23 | Nisgaa-Treaty-Chief

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History was made in BC on Apr. 22 with the passage of the Nisga'a treaty in the provincial legislature. NDP Premier Glen Clark took the unprecedented move of imposing closure on debate, a move he defended despite allegations of autocratic heavy-handedness from the Liberal opposition.

Date: 1999-04-23
Placeline: Victoria, BC, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << a position could be the government some day do you think you made it harder for them to live with the treaty by ramming it down their throats as well I don't think we ran it down anybody's throat hundred sixteen hours of the two hundred hundred hundred twenty hours hundred twenty hours of debate as a long time and we give them ample notice we told them they could have full discussion we volunteer to sit late evenings weekends everything >>

Clip ID: 19990423CPCN001