OTTAWA – The federal government remains committed to figuring out what to with Kapyong Barracks.
MP Jim Carr says they want to come up with a resolution within their first mandate.
Carr says talks are ongoing between the Department of National Defence and indigenous communities.
“I’m not part of them directly, but every once in a while I want to be in the loop. I understand that there are issues that have to be sorted out but they are talking in good faith and I’ll be watching it very closely.”
It was over a year ago that the chief of Manitoba’s Long Plain First Nation said he thought a deal to develop Kapyong Barracks was close. This came just before the election and a shift in who was governing the country.
“We should be very close, on that matter,” Dennis Meeches said in October of 2015. “It is doable something within the next 3 or 4 months.”
Carr reiterates that he is very keen to get something done about the land.