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Oct. 4, 2022
A spokesperson for the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney general told the Star that the provincial government would not comment on the claim.
Three Ontario First Nations have filed for legal action against the provincial government for its management of the province’s boreal forests.
The chiefs of the Missanabie Cree First Nation, Brunswick House First Nation and Chapleau Cree First Nation have filed a court case alleging Ontario is responsible for the degrading health of the province’s boreal forests. They allege that by allowing the consistent damage to the provinces’ boreal forests, Ontario interrupted the communities’ ability to continue their way of life.
Jason Gauthier is Chief of the Missanabie Cree First Nation, about a three-and-a-half hour drive west of Sudbury. He alleges the Ontario government has allowed industrial activities, such as mining, clear-cutting and roadwork, to harm the province’s forests without consulting communities nearby.
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