N.S. government accuses Northern Pulp of forcing it to pay for lawsuit against itself

The Northern Pulp plant in Abercrombie, Pictou County. - Aaron Beswick / File

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The Nova Scotia government doesn’t want taxpayers to be forced to fund a massive lawsuit against themselves.

In documents filed with the British Columbia Supreme Court, Nova Scotia’s lawyers allege that Northern Pulp is using its current creditor protection not to restart its Abercrombie Point Kraft Pulp Mill, but to make taxpayers cover the cost of its lawsuit over lost profits (projected at $450 million).

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Source: Saltwire

 

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