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Qikiqtani Inuit want to reopen benefits agreement with Baffinland – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 2019108 Views

20 June, 2019

Magnitude of potential impacts revealed during technical meeting in Iqaluit

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s Levi Barnabas is calling for the reopening of the Inuit impact and benefit agreement for Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s Mary River iron mine.

Barnabas, a director on QIA’s board, offered these parting words on Wednesday, June 19, during a technical meeting of the Nunavut Impact Review Board that was held in Iqaluit this week to review the company’s plans to expand its operations.

The current IIBA, which replaced the first agreement signed in 2013, was signed last October.

But the negotiations for this IIBA took place before Baffinland had filed its revised proposal with the Nunavut Impact Review Board to boost its operations in north Baffin.

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