Press Releases - 2010
CBI supports the right of the Grassy Narrows First Nations to say no to industrial development
Ottawa, October 8, 2010 – “We support the right of the Grassy Narrows First Nation to say no to industrial development, and believe that the Government of Ontario and the forest industry must respect this right.
“Despite ongoing talks with Grassy Narrows, the Government of Ontario has prepared a contingency plan that would allow more than 27 clearcuts in the Whiskey Jack Forest, including many on the community’s traditional territory. For more than eight years, the community has consistently opposed clearcut logging on its lands, making the advancement of this contingency plan inappropriate.
“Our organizations urge the Government of Ontario, and all stakeholders, to respect the Grassy Narrows First Nation and its call for a moratorium, and to cease plans for logging in the Whiskey Jack Forest until a time that the community has given its free, prior, and informed consent.”
DSF, CBI, Greenpeace, Canopy and CPAWS Wildlands League
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The Canadian Boreal Initiative