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Supreme Court of Canada won't hear Innu vs Labrador case


Last updated 5/11/2015 at 9:03pm


Canada's Supreme Court chose not to hear the case between the Innu and Newfoundland and Labrador concerning a proposed Hydro deal which the province is pushing. The highest court did not give reasons for refusing the case but they usually don't on most cases.

OTTAWA, ON-The Supreme Court of Canada decided not to take a Quebec native group's appeal against a proposed hydro project in Labrador.

The Conseil des Innus de Ekuanitshit oppose a plan by Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, now Nalcor Energy, to build two power plants on the Churchill River.

The project was approved after a provincial and a federal environmental assessment by a joint review panel, which also recommended a series of mitigation measures.

The panel said the impact on Quebec aboriginal land and resource uses after the mitigation efforts would be adverse, but not s...

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