Liberals assailed on aboriginal rights from both sides

OTTAWA — The Liberal campaign promise to deal with aboriginal rights and title issues on a “nation to nation” basis got a rough ride in the House of Commons Wednesday.

The New Democratic Party said Justin Trudeau’s Liberals aren’t going far enough with that policy and called on the Liberal government Wednesday to reject BC Hydro’s Site C plans over First Nations opposition to the $8.8 billion project.

“This is a litmus test of the prime minister’s solemn commitment,” said Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Sheila Malcolmson.