I was proud to secure this victory for our clients, members of the Matawa First Nations, against motions brought by the Government of Canada and Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. The Federal Court found that the motions caused “unnecessary delay” to the proceedings, and dismissed them on all counts. The court ordered an expedited hearing as we had requested.

Our clients are fighting for an adequate environmental assessment process in the Ring of Fire, where multiple mines and new roads are being proposed in a pristine, wetland area. Check out their press release about the decision.

By Judith Rae