Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Innu Nation Lifts Barricade after Reaching Agreement with Tata Steel

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec Innu Nation Lifts Barricade after Reaching Agreement with Tata Steel

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Quebec Innu nation signs deal with Tata Steel

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MONTREAL - Members of the northern Quebec Innu nation of Matimekush-Lac John have lifted a barricade after reaching a deal with Tata Steel Minerals Canada regarding the environment, jobs and training, Chief Tshani Ambroise said Thursday.

The Innu barricaded the entrance to the mining site for four nights and lifted the blockade late Wednesday after the deal was hammered out, Ambroise said in an interview.

"We pretty much won all the major points we wanted to settle with the company," said Ambroise. "The major points were about the environment, jobs and training for our members."

Tata Steel Minerals Canada develops iron ore deposits in Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Ambroise said the company agreed to take steps to protect water and to control dust at its mining site on Matimekush territory. …

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