Municipal organization helps Grenville-sur-la-Rouge with lawsuit legal costs

Grenville-sur-la-Rouge has received a financial boost for its legal battle against Canada Carbon.

The Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM)—the province-wide organization of municipalities is providing $10,000 to Grenville-sur-la-Rouge toward its legal expenses.

The municipality is facing a $96-million lawsuit from the Vancouver-based mining company after council took measures to stop it from developing a graphite mine and marble quarry.

“What’s happening here could happen everywhere in Québec; our battle is one of all municipalities. We are happy that the Fédération québécoise des municipalités supports us in our efforts, “said Grenville-sur-la-Rouge mayor Tom Arnold.

In a November 16, FQM president André Genest said the organization supports the efforts of local elected representatives to freely exercise their duty to protect the environment and citizen’s rights.

James Morgan

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