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Taseko Mines barred from work in Tsilhqot’in traditional territory until Indigenous rights case is heard – Toronto Star

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2019255 Views

Sept. 6, 2019

VANCOUVER—An Indigenous nation in B.C. has once again delayed a Vancouver-based mining company from undertaking extensive mine exploration in its sensitive traditional lands.

In a decision issued Friday morning, the Supreme Court of British Columbia granted an injunction that bars Taseko Mines Limited from doing any work until the court rules in a broader case: whether the drilling program infringes on the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s Indigenous rights.

“Overall, the Tsilhqot’in stand to suffer greater irreparable harm if the injunction is not granted than Taseko will if it is,” Justice Sharon Matthews wrote in her decision.

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