Fort McKay Métis could launch unprecedented challenge if Ottawa rejects Frontier – Fort McMurray Today

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 202059 Views

February 11, 2020

An Indigenous group that stands to benefit from Teck Resources Ltd.’s Frontier oilsands project, says it would launch a legal challenge against the federal government if it rejects the development.

“We do recognize that there are ways that we can go – and that’s one,” said Ron Quintal, president of the Fort McKay Metis Nation, about launching a legal challenge if the Frontier project is rejected. “We are prepared.”

Quintal says the government has yet to consult with his group.

The Fort McKay Métis are one of the 14 Indigenous groups that have signed benefits agreements with Teck; others include the Fort McKay First Nation and the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation.

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