Aboriginal protesters kick off weeklong protest at Ont. legislature

  Aboriginal protesters kick off weeklong protest at Ont. legislature   BY TOBI COHEN (c) 2008 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved.   TORONTO _ The property rights of all Ontario residents are being threatened by archaic mining laws that allow companies to stake land anywhere they like, aboriginal protesters said Monday before a swelling […]

Inaction on native issues not helping government or jailed protester

  Inaction on native issues not helping government or jailed protester   MURRAY CAMPBELL mcampbell@globeandmail.com 2008 CTVglobemedia Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.   Donny Morris has had 68 days in jail to contemplate how the Ontario government is dealing with its native population. And he's concluded that it is falling short of the pledge it […]

Aboriginal chief vows to return to jail if Ont., doesn’t negotiate on Mining Act

  Aboriginal chief vows to return to jail if Ont., doesn't negotiate on Mining Act   BY TOBI COHEN (c) 2008 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved.   TORONTO _ The chief of a northern Ontario aboriginal community who was incarcerated along with five other leaders in a dispute with a mining exploration company said […]

Six jailed northern Ontario aboriginal leaders granted temporary release

  Six jailed northern Ontario aboriginal leaders granted temporary release   BY TOBI COHEN (c) 2008 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved.   TORONTO _ A group of northern Ontario aboriginal leaders jailed over a dispute with a mining exploration company got a temporary reprieve Friday, but their lawyer said they could be back in […]

NAN welcomes KI release

  NAN welcomes KI release   Copyright © 2008 Canada NewsWire Ltd. All rights reserved.   THUNDER BAY, ON, May 23 /CNW/ — THUNDER BAY, ON, May 23 /CNW/ – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy today welcomed the release of the jailed Kitchenuhumaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) leadership to attend their sentencing appeal at […]

Ontario supports the release of KI leaders

  Ontario supports the release of KI leaders   Copyright © 2008 Canada NewsWire Ltd. All rights reserved.   TORONTO, May 23 /CNW/ — TORONTO, May 23 /CNW/ – The Ontario government is pleased to report that the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug leadership will be released from jail today pending the appeal of their sentence of six […]

Platinex Commences Lawsuit Against Ontario Government

  Platinex Commences Lawsuit Against Ontario Government   Copyright © 2008 Canada NewsWire Ltd. All rights reserved.   TORONTO, May 22 /CNW/ — TORONTO, May 22 /CNW/ – Platinex Inc. (TSX Venture: PTX) today announced that it had commenced a lawsuit against the Government of Ontario claiming $50 million of general damages, $20 million of special […]

High-stakes battle over mining rights

  High-stakes battle over mining rights; Century-old law giving prospectors right to drill on private land unites natives and non-natives   Peter Gorrie Toronto Star Copyright (c) 2008 The Toronto Star   OMPAH, Ont. — Frank Morrison knew immediately what the red metal tag meant. He didn't understand why it was on his land.   […]

Calls to repeal Ontario’s antiquated mining act.

  Calls to repeal Ontario's antiquated mining act.   By DAINA LAWRENCE (c) 2008 The Financial Times Limited. All rights reserved   In 2001, Marilyn Crawford and her husband retired to their cottage in the Ontario town of Westport to enjoy a quiet life. Two weeks after the move they discovered they were not the […]