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Mi’kmaq appeal on Mill River land sale dismissed in P.E.I. court – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201944 Views

‘I find that the province fulfilled its duty to consult,’ says Chief Justice Jenkins

Nov 13, 2019

The Mi’kmaq of P.E.I. has lost its appeal of the provincial government’s sale of the Mill River resort to a private businessman.

The P.E.I. Court of Appeal dismissed both Mi’kmaq requests, to declare the province failed to fulfil its duty to consult, and to void the province’s order-in-council that transferred the land to Don McDougall.

The province sold the land in western P.E.I., which included the Mill River resort, golf course and related properties in 2017 to McDougall.

The Mi’kmaq challenged the sale in P.E.I. Supreme Court, claiming the province had not met its duty to consult with First Nations on the sale of Crown land in January 2018.

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