Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. will defend its award of a summary judgment at a Nunavut Court of Appeal hearing scheduled for Iqaluit on Sept. 24, 2013.
In June, 2012, Justice Earl Johnson of the Nunavut Court of Justice found NTI was entitled to compensation for the failure of the Government of Canada, representing the Crown, to implement a General Monitoring Plan in accordance with Article 12.7.6 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. The ruling awarded $14.8 million in compensation to NTI for breach of Article 12.7.6.
The Government of Canada appealed that decision to the Nunavut Court of Appeal.
The summary judgment award and appeal form only one part of a much larger lawsuit initiated by NTI in 2006 with respect to a variety of failures on the part of Crown to implement the NLCA fairly and fully. The main part of the lawsuit is expected to go to trial in 2015.
Additional information concerning the summary judgment award is available on NTI’s website.
NTI’s legal counsel will be available to answer media questions at the end of the Nunavut Court of Appeal hearing.