Supreme Court decision allows Nova Scotia government to keep ‘conquered people’ documents secret, for now – The Digby Courier

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201991 Views

Thursday was supposed to be the day that the conquered people file would be made public for all to see, and NDP leader Gary Burrill was looking forward to it.

But those internal government documents that the Nova Scotia courts have ordered to be unsealed will remain secret, for now.

It’s been more than two-and-a-half years since then-provincial Crown lawyer Alex Cameron argued that the Mi’kmaq are a conquered people and as such the province had no duty to consult the Sipekne’katik First Nation Band in its decision to approve a plan by Alton Gas to store natural gas in salt caverns in Colchester County.

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