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Impact Assessment In The Ring Of Fire: Contested Authorities, Competing Visions And A Clash Of Legal Orders, Dayna Nadine Scott Jan 2023

Impact Assessment In The Ring Of Fire: Contested Authorities, Competing Visions And A Clash Of Legal Orders, Dayna Nadine Scott

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In 2007, a significant mineral deposit dubbed the “Ring of Fire” was discovered in the boreal peatlands in Treaty No.9 territory in the far north of Ontario. The original project proposal submitted to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency was for a chromite mine and an associated infrastructure corridor to connect the remote location to the provincial high-way system. As years went by without progress on the regulatory approvals, the proponent sold its claims at a loss. In the period that followed, Ontario negotiated with the Matawa First Nations (the nine most proximate First Nations) who were, as a united block, …