The sudden dismissal of George Abbott without consultation could stall already prolonged treaty negotiations.
The Tsimshian First Nations Treaty Society is in the final stages of signing Agreements-in-Principle at both the federal and provincial levels.
Gerald Wesley is the Chief Negotiator for the TFN Treaty Society, he says recent unilateral moves by the province will make future negotiations harder.
Wesley says previous negotiations have been difficult but productive.
He adds George Abbott was a strongly recommended and trusted candidate for commissioner.