Nov 25/98: Update-Mi'gmaq vs. New Brunswick


CBC Radio
November 25, 1998

[S.I.S.I.S. note: The following mainstream news piece may contain biased or distorted information and may be missing pertinent facts and/or context. It is provided for reference only.]

Nova Scotia's natural resources minister is getting involved in the escalating conflict with natives over logging on Crown land. Kennie MacAskill will meet with 13 native leaders today. On Monday, conservation officers charged four people in two separate raids. Meanwhile, in New Brunswick, a Mi'kmaq logger won't be fined or imprisoned for illegally cutting timber on Crown land. A judge has ruled Thomas Peter Paul's intention was to test aboriginal treaty rights.

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