Native group, Ontario and feds reach agreement in principle on land claim

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OTTAWA — The Algonquins of Ontario have signed an agreement in principle with Ontario and the federal government which they say marks a major step towards settlement of a long-standing land claim.

The agreement sets out the main elements of a potential settlement that would see the Algonquins receive $300 million in capital funding from Canada and Ontario and take ownership of more than 47,000 hectares of eastern Ontario land.

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