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Tataskweyak Cree Nation takes Manitoba to court – CTV News

April 11, 2023

A First Nation is taking the province to court saying its treaty rights are being impacted by a licence the province issued to Manitoba Hydro.

Tataskweyak Cree Nation (TCN) says it wasn’t fairly consulted when the province was granting a full water power licence to Manitoba Hydro’s Churchill River Diversion.

“Tataskweyak raised all sorts of concerns about the diversion and wish to see terms and conditions added to the licence that would reduce the impacts on the Churchill River and on Tataskweyak,” TCN’s lawyer Tim Dickson said in an interview with CTV News.

TCN says the diversion is causing environmental harm – and wants the flow of Churchill River to increase from 500 cubic feet per second to 10,000 in the summer.

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