No agreement between Ottawa, Grassy Narrows over proposed mercury care centre before election call – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201972 Views

Indigenous Services Minister’s office says meetings were making progress

Sep 11, 2019

Talks between Grassy Narrows First Nation and the federal government aimed at reaching an agreement over a proposed on-reserve care facility for people suffering from the effects of mercury poisoning broke off over the summer, as the two sides could not reach a consensus on the facility’s design and operation prior to Wednesday’s official dissolution of Parliament.

Representatives from the northwestern Ontario First Nation say larger issues needed to be worked out between now-former Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan and Grassy Narrows Chief Rudy Turtle before more detailed, technical meetings could make headway.

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