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Ford ‘not at all’ worried about First Nations Ring of Fire lawsuit – Timmins Today

July 11, 2023

‘We want to move forward and we want to work collaboratively with our Indigenous communities, and it’s gonna benefit everyone,’ says Premier

Premier Doug Ford said he isn’t worried about a lawsuit from Treaty 9 First Nations saying they weren’t properly consulted on Ring of Fire plans.

“No, not at all,” he said on his way into a meeting between premiers and Indigenous groups in Winnipeg on Monday. “We want to move forward and we want to work collaboratively with our Indigenous communities, and it’s gonna benefit everyone.”

Every Canadian premier is in Winnipeg for the Council of the Federation (CoF) meeting, running from Monday to Wednesday. Monday’s meeting between premiers and Indigenous groups was the first event on the schedule.

Treaty 9 First Nations recently filed a lawsuit against the federal and Ontario governments alleging they hadn’t been properly consulted on resource extraction and other issues on their territory. The Ring of Fire has become a sticking point as many First Nations feel they haven’t been treated as equal partners.

Read More: https://www.timminstoday.com/local-news/ford-not-at-all-worried-about-first-nations-ring-of-fire-lawsuit-7259714

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