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Manitoba Hydro deals focus of court fight between Metis and province – National Post

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government was expected to present submissions Thursday in a lawsuit brought by the Manitoba Metis Federation over the province’s decision to deprive the Metis of $82 million in Manitoba Hydro development compensation.

At issue are two agreements to provide the Metis with funding for past and current development on Metis land.

Both were cancelled by the Pallister government last year.

Federation lawyer Thomas Isaac told a Court of Queen’s Bench judge on Wednesday that the lawsuit is all about the honour of the Crown.

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