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Abitibi launches $500-million challenge

Free-trade case targets 2008 move by Newfoundland and Labrador

By NICOLAS VAN PRAET, Canwest News ServiceFebruary 26, 2010

Insolvent pulp-and-paper giant AbitibiBowater Inc. has launched a $500-million free-trade challenge to fight what it contends is the illegal expropriation of its assets in Newfoundland and Labrador. It would be one of the largest such claims brought against the federal government.


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Abitibi’s $500-million lawsuit an outrage, national council says

Days before the federal budget is to be tabled, AbitibiBowater has announced it is filing a NAFTA Chapter 11 challenge against Canada for $500 million. “Newfoundland is only taking back the land and water rights it lent Abitibi on condition they produce newsprint. If Abitibi is not going to do that any more, for whatever reason, the province is within its rights to reclaim the land and demand the company clean up what’s left,” states Council of Canadians […]

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Climate Justice is Water Justice rally in Ottawa

Climate Justice is Water Justice rally on Canada’s Parliament Hill. Public control over water resources and services to ensure protection for people and nature was part of the message of the Nov. 29 rally, a part of the Blue Summit organized before the copenhagen negotiations.