Back in February, Children and Family Development Minister Tom Christensen said that timelines for establishing non-aboriginal and aboriginal authorities had been discarded because "government will not force the process by putting a time frame in place." But a confidential action plan, dated 2007, states "accountability for sustained progress towards goals and timeframes is a fundamental component" of the ministry's transformation process - which, presumably, includes establishing those authorities. Or perhaps an exception was made? Earlier, Public Eye reported the Vancouver Island Aboriginal Transformation Team notified stakeholders their authority would begin service by 2008 - having been "recognized in provincial legislation."
May 14, 2007