Sunday, September 4, 2011
Several First Nation communities in the far North are seeking legal action to stop provincial power contracts to hydro dams on their traditional lands. Grand Council Treaty 3 is concerned that the contracts will have adverse effects on aboriginal and treaty rights and is asking an Ontario court to set them aside. They want a review over what they say was a failure to consult and accommodate treaty harvesting rights by the government in developing the contracts. They claim the ministry of energy ``acted dishonourably'' by ignoring their claims, rights and jurisdiction. The complaint is related to 5-hydro generating plants in Kenora, Norman, Fort Frances, Calm Lake and Sturgeon Falls.
Posted by The Giant 105.3 News at 9:59 AM