"Canada Court Rules Against Aboriginal Group on Forestry Licenses"

"Canada court rules against aboriginal group on forestry licenses

"It was a decision that had positive implications for the ability of Goldcorp Inc and other companies to continue to mine on land that natives had ceded to Canada under treaty. Goldcorp operates Canada's largest gold mine in the same region as the tract in the forestry dispute, and had intervened in the court case.

It dealt with a large tract in northern Ontario that natives ceded under what became known as Treaty 3. The license in the case had been granted to a predecessor of Resolute Forest Products Inc.

The aboriginals, known as the Grassy Narrows First Nation, had contested the right of Ontario alone to grant licenses, arguing the federal government should also be involved."

Randall Palmer reports for Reuters July 14, 2014.
 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014