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...