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Controversial First Nations legislation dropped

The controversial First Nations Governance Act has been dropped by Canada's new government.

First Nations leaders opposed the bill, which had been developed without their input. It would have imposed an overhaul of the federal-tribal relationship.

New Indian Affairs Minister Andy Mitchell said he wouldn't reintroduce the bill. He said he will continue to consult with tribal leaders.

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