Thursday, June 9, 2016

Top court says YES to Peel appeal

The Peel watershed fiasco will get its day in the Supreme Court of Canada.
The court agreed to wade into the legal quagmire surrounding the Yukon’s Peel watershed at the request of three First Nations and two environmental groups.
It only grants leave to a small percentage of the cases that come asking for a hearing so this is a major victory for those who want to see the Peel protected.
It means the court believes this is an issue of national importance, an issue of great public interest.
The coalition of groups is asking the court to strike down a decision by the Yukon Court of Appeal which gave the government another chance to impose its development plans on the region.

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