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Lawyer removed from Alton Gas case after inflammatory arguments

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Sipekne’katik Band councillor Cheryl Maloney, right, questions Alton Gas security about the location of a fence along the Shubenacadie River in October. (FRANCIS CAMPBELL / Local Xpress / File)

Alex Cameron, a lawyer who argued on behalf of the provincial government that the Sipekne’katik Band was a conquered people, has been removed from the Alton Gas case that is before the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia.

by Francis Campbell, Local Xpress, December 8, 2016

The lawyer who disparaged Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaq population in a divisive legal brief presented to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court has been removed from the Alton Gas case.

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Mi’kmaq protesters block entrance at proposed Alton gas storage site

Mi’kmaq set up camp against AltaGas storage facility

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The Canadian Press, September 12, 2016

STEWIACKE, N.S. — The RCMP says it is staying “neutral” as AltaGas Ltd. and Mi’kmaq protesters are at odds over aboriginal presence on a tiny island near the energy company’s proposed underground natural gas storage caverns.

Opponents of the Alton storage project briefly went out Sunday to the small island that formed where the tidal Shubenacadie River meets a channel in which briny water is to be discharged. Read the rest of this entry