Environment & Energy Report

Nova Scotia Can’t Exclude First Nation in Pulp Plant Talks

March 26, 2020, 10:12 PM

A First Nation in Canada has secured the right to participate in talks to replace a toxic pulp and paper effluent facility after Nova Scotia lost a bid to keep the negotiations private.

The Boat Harbour treatment facility has collected liquid waste in lagoons from the nearby Northern Pulp mill since 1967. Pictou Landing First Nation is a long-time opponent of the facility.

Nova Scotia held confidential talks with the mill’s owner to help fund a replacement facility, and the minister of Aboriginal Affairs decided against including Pictou Landing.

The Supreme Court of Canada, the country’s top court, on Thursday...

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