Houston government clarifying law at centre of Northern Pulp's $450M lawsuit

Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston says his government wants to ensure the Boat Harbour Act has 'crystal clear language' as the province enters into talks with the owners of the Northern Pulp mill. (Jean Laroche/CBC)

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Almost seven years to the day the Boat Harbour Act was unanimously adopted at Province House, the Nova Scotia government said it is strengthening the legislation's language in an attempt to clarify its intent.

The amendments come roughly a week after a B.C. Supreme Court justice ordered the Nova Scotia government to enter into talks with the owners of the mothballed Northern Pulp mill. Paper Excellence is also suing the province in Nova Scotia Supreme Court for $450 million over its decision to prematurely close the provincially owned effluent treatment plant the company had been using for decades to treat its waste.

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Source: CBC News

 

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