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Thessalon mill workers face layoffs while First Nation and province negotiate land claim – CBC

Thessalon First Nation claims its reserve lands should be four times larger

Apr 25, 2019

The union leader for sawmill workers in Thessalon blames the provincial government for 20 of his members facing layoffs next month.

But Scott Dunlop fears that some will blame their neighbours in Thessalon First Nation, whose land claim has led to a moratorium on logging in area forests.

“Our communities are intertwined in so many different ways. I fear that the MNR is playing a bit of a dangerous game here sometimes,” says the president of United Steelworkers Local 9260, which represents 64 workers at Midway Lumber.

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