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Crown won't appeal order to pay legal costs of indigenous men after withdrawing from land dispute case

Monday, March 06, 2017 @ 1:16 PM | By Tom Venetis

The Crown is not appealing an Ontario Court of Justice ruling that it must pay the legal costs of three indigenous men after deciding it was not going to proceed with their prosecution in a long-running land dispute case.

The Crown must now pay $390,000 in legal costs to the three men.

The case involved three members of the Batchewana First Nation. In 2008, Chief Dean Sayers, along with Philip Swanson and Clinton Robinson were charged with unlawfully harvesting forest resources in a Crown forest without...