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NB Power sale “illegal”
Karissa Donkin – The Aquinian
Feb 9, 2010
The First Nations community in New Brunswick is voicing its opposition to the proposed sale of NB Power to Hydro-Québec.
The Wolastoqewiyik Traditional Council of Tobic states that the deal is “illegal” because it violates articles in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
An indigenous injunction filed by the Maliseet nation on Jan. 28 gives New Brunswick and Quebec notice to “cease and desist in their efforts to buy and sell … what does not belong to them.”
“We served notice to the province of New Brunswick and the next thing is to send the document to the UN,” said Dan Ennis, Chief of the Wolastoqewiyik Traditional Council of Tobic.
“They know they’re in the wrong, and they know we are in the right.”