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First Nations must speak for themselves, nuclear hearing told – Toronto Star

OPG relied too heavily on Kincardine council’s support, federal panel told.

Sep 25 2013

Ontario Power Generation relied too much on the support of Kincardine town council when the company decided to bury nuclear waste near the town, First Nations representatives told a federal panel Wednesday.

“To this point I must be absolutely clear,” Chief Randall Kahgee of the Saugeen Ojibway Nations (SON) told the panel.

“Kincardine cannot speak for us or our territory in these matters. We must speak for ourselves, and this must be recognized not only by OPG, but by governments as well.”

OPG has now promised that it won’t proceed with the nuclear waste project without SON’s support.

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