N.S. government must consult Mi’kmaq on financing of effluent plant, court rules | CBC News

Justice Timothy Gabriel ruled if the province becomes a financial backer of Northern Pulp’s effluent treatment plant, that raises questions on whether the level of funding will mean “upgraded safeguards” in light of what the people of Pictou Landing First Nation have endured.



N.S. considering appeal of ruling on duty to consult Mi’kmaq in mill case

HALIFAX — Premier Stephen McNeil is hinting his government may appeal a court ruling that says the province must consult with a Mi’kmaq community about how public money is provided to the Northern Pulp mill’s effluent treatment plant. McNeil told reporters Tuesday his government is examining the Nova Scotia Supreme Court ruling and would “have more to say” on the matter.

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