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Mi'kmaq protest on Quebec/N.B. border

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The New Brunswick Tribune reported that a peaceful protest started last Wednesday night at the welcome sign on the Quebec side of the J. C. Van Horne Bridge. The bridge is the border crossing between Campbellton, N.B., and Pointe-aux-Croix, Quebec. The land belongs to the Listuguj First Nation, and protest spokesman Alex Morrison said they are reclaiming Mi'kmaq land. Morrison alleged that the lease with the province was not properly signed because there wasn't quorum at the band council meeting which approved it, and a relation of a band councillor got compensation for a land deal which put the councillor in a conflict of interest. Protesters want a teepee erected on the land, as there once was, to welcome people to Listuguj.


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