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Prime Minister Stephen Harper continues his annual tour of the North.
In the Yukon, he’s signed a new resource development sharing deal with the territorial government.
The deal was signed at the Minto copper and gold mine.
That’s where the Selkirk First Nation holds sub-surface resource rights and the band receives royalties from the mine.
The resource sharing agreement will increase mineral revenues for both the Yukon and First Nation governments.
But at the Minto mine site, the Selkirk chief said environmental concerns will still be a major priority.