Native Groups Launch $1 Billion Lawsuit Against Ontario -Ottawa Citizen

by NationTalk on September 19, 2007896 Views

Native groups launch $1 billion lawsuit against Ontario

CanWest News Service; Ottawa Citizen
Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2007

OTTAWA – Two First Nations bands have launched a $1-billion lawsuit against Ontario and a $10-million counter-suit against a mining exploration company in an escalating battle over drilling rights on a site near Sharbot Lake, Ont.

The Ardoch and Sharbot Obaadjiwan Algonquin First Nations allege the province breached their aboriginal rights and failed to consult them before granting mining company Frontenac Ventures drilling rights to land they say belongs to them.

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