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FREDERICTON – A New Brunswick judge is expected to provide a ruling Friday afternoon on a bid by aboriginal leaders to block an increase in harvesting levels of softwood lumber.
The province announced in March it was boosting caps on harvesting to allow the forestry industry to cut 660,000 more cubic metres of wood annually.
Judge Judy Clendening says she will deliver a decision on the temporary injunction request by the a group of First Nations chiefs from New Brunswick.
Clendening has been asked to issue an injunction that would prevent the provincial government from signing final agreements with companies.