Grassy Narrows upset over lack of information; Chief says it’s ‘treachery’ that government didn’t share Domtar contamination report

BY Carl Clutchey
The Chronicle Journal
November 15, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

The province admitted in the legislature Tuesday that it had received an updated Domtar report about mercury contamination at the company’s Dryden’ pulp mill last fall, but didn’t say why it apparently didn’t share the report’s contents with Grassy Narrows First Nation. Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Minister David Zimmer confirmed the province received the report in September 2016, but stopped short of addressing Grassy Narrows’ concerns that it had been left in the dark about contamination under the mill site. … That didn’t cut the mustard with NDP MPP Sarah Campbell (Kenora-Rainy River). 

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