Mushkegowuk suggests changes to Bill 197 violate treaty – Timmins Press

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Mushkegowuk suggests changes to Bill 197 violate treaty – Timmins Press

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 202026 Views

Environmental Assessment Act affected by the changes

August 10, 2020

Mushkegowuk Council is calling on the province to honour the treaty it signed 115 years ago.

In an open letter to the Ontario government, Mushkegowuk’s Grand Chief Jonathan Solomon expressed the council’s “deep concerns” about recent changes that were made to the Environmental Assessment Act in Bill 197.

The omnibus bill — dubbed the COVID-19 Recovery Act — which was passed on July 21, enacts changes to 20 pieces of current legislation that govern the province’s schools, municipalities, and justice system.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has defended the bill, saying it will speed up the environmental assessment process that has been on the books for decades.

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