Judge denies First Nations’ request
Aug. 26, 2014 - A New Brunswick judge has denied the request of First Nation chiefs for an injunction to temporarily block the provincial government's new forestry plan. The new plan gives the industry more access to Crown wood and has spurred new investments by J.D. Irving and other forestry companies but has proven to be controvercial among academics and former provicial government employees.
According to the CBC, "Justice Judy Clendening said she had to consider three tests in reaching her decision - whether there is a serious matter to be tried, risk of irreparable harm and balance of convenience."
Although she found that the government failed to consult First Nations about the forestry plan, she wasn't convinced of the risk of irreparable harm.
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August 26, 2014 By Amie Silverwood
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