Quebec Cree say top court’s decision a victory for Indigenous communities – CBC

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Quebec Cree say top court’s decision a victory for Indigenous communities – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 202036 Views

Supreme Court of Canada decides not to hear appeal of decision to halt development of uranium mine

Oct 29, 2020

The Quebec Cree Nation government says the Supreme Court of Canada’s refusal to consider an appeal in connection with a $200 million lawsuit against the government of Quebec gives more power to Indigenous communities across Canada to stop resource projects in their tracks. It said it also strengthens the legal notion that social acceptability is an essential requirement for developers.

In a decision released Oct. 15, the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by Strateco Resources, which sued over Quebec’s 2013 decision to stop a uranium project near the Cree community of Mistissini that didn’t have local or Cree Nation government support.

Both the Quebec Superior Court and the Quebec Court of Appeal upheld the notion that the province was allowed to consider social acceptability in refusing to issue a permit to Strateco’s Matoush Project.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/cree-strateco-supreme-court-social-acceptability-1.5780766

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