03/19/2015 01:32 EDT | Updated 05/19/2015 05:59 EDT

New Brunswick premier says government will improve First Nations consultations

FREDERICTON - New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant says changes are being made to improve government consultation with First Nations groups.

He says at least one person in the leadership of each government department will be trained on the duty to consult.

Gallant says too often across Canada, governments and other groups wait too long before beginning consultations.

He says too many people think consultation is only needed on energy projects, adding that even the construction of a school could impact a waterway and First Nations may have concerns that their rights are being infringed.