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“The residents of Nunavut and the people who wish to do business in Nunavut are casualties”
August 19, 2014
Following a protracted dispute, the Nunavut Planning Commission filed a lawsuit in Federal Court Aug. 18 against the Government of Canada, alleging broken promises and political interference on the part of federal government officials.
The legal action flows from Ottawa’s refusal to fund a $1.7 million public hearing required to complete the approval of the NPC’s final draft Nunavut land use plan.
“The residents of Nunavut and the people who wish to do business in Nunavut are casualties in this dispute,” the NPC said in a news release issued late in the day Aug. 18.
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