Manitoba First Nation seeks court order to halt logging in Duck Mountains

By Kristin Annable
CBC News
April 23, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

A Manitoba First Nation is taking the provincial government to court to halt logging at Duck Mountain Provincial Park until it provides an approved plan for how it will protect the area and fulfil its Treaty 4 obligations. Minegoziibe Anishinabe, also known as Pine Creek First Nation, filed the application on April 12 in the Court of Kings Bench. It seeks an order to terminate the province’s decision to extend its agreement with Louisiana-Pacific Canada Ltd. that allows it to harvest timber in the western Manitoba provincial park. The province quietly extended its agreement with the U.S forestry giant through an order-in-council at the end of March. The application names the province and Louisiana-Pacific. …At the heart of the argument is a forest management plan (FMP) that the First Nation alleges has not been approved and goes against Manitoba’s Forest Act.

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