The Nova Scotia judge has given a temporary injunction to give anglers the stopping of blocked stopping boats employed to explore a pulp mill effluent pipeline pathway.
Supreme Justice of Nova Scotia Court Denise Boudreau decided that the fishermen were entitled to a "legitimate protest," but they do not have the legal right to stop the survey ships from doing their work.
Northern Pulp mill lawyers in northern Nova Scotia argued that their project was illegally held by the barriers of the fishermen.
Before the decision was put down, around 80 people gathered outside the Halifax court to protest the proposed pipeline that would waste waste had to be treated directly to Afon Northumberland ger Abercrombie, NS
Kathy Cloutier, spokeswoman for Northern Pulp's parent company, Paper Excellence Canada, confirmed that the mill was seeking a temporary injunction to prevent barriers to the survey work in the Northumberland Valley.
A group of anglers have stated that they would block any inspection boats from entering the branch.
The effluent pump scheme that is treated from its Abercrombie, N.S., a mill into the built-up compound & the anglers, the P.E.I. the government and even Hollywood Ellen Page actor, who comes from Halifax.
The Gulf of Fisheries Region Lawrence was home to lobster and crayfish fisheries that brought more than $ 1.2 billion worth in 2016.
The Nova Scotia government is committed to preventing the effluent flow of the Harbor Harbor lagoon that has been totally polluted by January 31, 2020. The lagoon is close to Nation First Landing First.
Outside the Halifax courtroom, the protesters were carrying signs that said "No pipe in the Menai Strait," and they sailed "I do not want Christmas for no pipe."
Warren Francis, a 49-year-old fisherman and a member of First First Landing Nation, said before the ruling was made that other protests would follow if an injunction is given.
"I do not think it will stop us," he said. "My First Nation will have to step it up … We do not want to see a pipeline in that restriction … I'm really hopeful that it will not come to violence."
Ben Chisholm, a 65-year-old business agent for the pipefitters union, said he came to court to support the mill situation because millions of dollars could be lost in economic activity if the mill was in close.
"There is more support to keep the mill open and clean up the" "to close the winter," he said as the protestant saints point out.
"Anytime a large plant closes in an area, then poverty follows it. There's nothing to replace."