If a made-in-Yukon resolution proves successful, the Conservative Party of Canada will be pitching 100 per cent resource royalties for the three territories during the next federal election.

The amendment to Tory policy will be heard at the party’s convention in Halifax, which began today and wraps up Saturday. It calls for further powers through devolution of responsibilities from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada to territorial and Indigenous governments.

Mines in Nunavut pay up to 13 per cent of net profits toward royalties.

— Avery Zingel

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