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tata-steel-blockadeInnu community block access road to highlight environmental, employment concerns

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Canadian court hands victory to First Nations in lawsuit against Rio Tinto

Iron Ore Co. of Canada’s port facility in Sept-Îles, Quebec.   Photo: Mining.com.

Iron Ore Co. of Canada’s port facility in Sept-Îles, Quebec. Photo: Mining.com.

Cecilia Jamasmie, Mining.com, January 8, 2015

Two Quebec Innu communities whose traditional territory covers a large part of the province northeast and Labrador, have achieved a crucial legal victory in their battle for Cdn$900 million ($760 million) in compensation from Rio Tinto-owned Iron Ore Co. of Canada (IOC).

The win came as the Quebec Court of Appeal, which is the province’s highest court, said Wednesday it won’t hear an appeal of a September 2014 Quebec Superior Court judgment that rejected a motion to dismiss the lawsuit.

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