Governor-General to respond

  • Mar. 24, 2005 7:00 a.m.

The governor-general of Canada plans to respond personally to the letter sent last week from the Haida Nation, according to a spokesperson in Ottawa.
Adrienne Clarkson has received and read the letter, she said, and although she has no public statements to make at the time, the governor-general will be contacting Guujaaw with a response within the next couple of weeks.
Although Ms Clarkson doesn’t currently have any plans to re-visit the islands, her representative said that could change.
The letter requests the governor-general’s intervention in the current dispute over rights to land and resources on the islands.