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BR Mba Hydro Metis – CP

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 20189 Views

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
May 16, 2018

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba Metis Federation says it will see the Pallister government in court in a dispute over planned hydro projects.

Federation president David Chartrand met yesterday with Crown Services Minister Cliff Cullen and Manitoba Hydro to discuss a deal between the federation and the Crown utility.

In March, Premier Brian Pallister quashed a 67-million-dollar agreement that had been negotiated between the federation and Manitoba Hydro to help support a transmission line to Minnesota.

The premier called it “persuasion money.”

Chartrand says the government hasn’t budged so the federation will seek a judicial review to overturn the decision.

Cullen says as far as the government is concerned, the Metis has a proposal with Hydro, not an agreement.

Nine of 10 Hydro board members resigned in March over what they said was Pallister’s refusal to meet with them to discuss important issues, including Indigenous rights.

(The Canadian Press)

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