May 13, 2014
Supreme Court to hear Grassy Narrows' legal case for Treaty rights and against clearcut logging
ON's new plan for clearcut logging at Grassy Narrows looms
Ottawa - On May 15 the Supreme Court of Canada will hear Grassy Narrows' legal case for Treaty rights and against clearcut logging. The case challenges Ontario's jurisdiction to unilaterally award logging and mining licenses on a vast tract of Treaty 3 lands north of the English River (the Keewatin Lands). The case, called Keewatin v. MNR, has been winding its way through the courts for fourteen years.
WHAT: Grassy Narrows First Nation's legal action will be heard in the Supreme Court.
WHERE: Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa.
WHEN: 9:00 a.m., Thursday May 15.
Grassy Narrows spokespeople will be at the Supreme Court.
An additional statement will be released on May 15th and spokespeople will be available for comment following the hearing at 4:30pm at the entrance to the Court.
CONTACT: Ramsey Hart 613-298-4745.
More information: FreeGrassy.net