Friday, May 16, 2014

Grassy Narrows Has It's Day at the Supreme Court

It could be a while before the Supreme Court of Canada renders a decision in
the issue of clear cut logging on the Grassy Narrows First Nation.

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard a steady stream of arguments over whether the
province has the right to issue sustainable forest licences on Treaty lands.

Mark Crow is represents the Ministry of Natural Resources and says it's clear that the government of Ontario has the legal authority.

Lawyer for Grassy Narrows Robert Janes says the federal government negotiated Treaty Three and only it has the authority to deal with those lands.