Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation)

Divisional Court challenge to clearcut logging plan in ANA territory

CELA represents Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (ANA or Grassy Narrows First Nation) in an application for judicial review at the Divisional Court relating to a provincial plan to conduct clearcut logging on ANA' homeland. ANA suffers from mercury poisoning in their community, and fears that clearcut logging will release further mercury into their local waterways.

ANA is the home of one of Canada’s most infamous environmental health crises. Many people in this fishing community are still suffering from the toxic effects arising from the discharge of 9,000 kg of mercury from a paper mill into the Wabigoon River in the 1960s.

ANA alleges that the logging plan will prolong and deepen the ongoing tragedy of mercury poisoning in their community and therefore violates their Charter rights to security and freedom from discrimination.

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Grassy Narrows sues Ontario over mercury health threat from clearcut logging

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