Court action planned against Weyerhaeuser

  • Apr. 25, 2005 5:00 p.m.

The Council of the Haida Nation plans to start court action this week against Weyerhaeuser in BC Supreme Court.
“They have come in and taken a lot of timber and made a lot of money and (done) a lot of damage,” CHN president Guujaaw told the Observer Monday morning. “We want to hold them accountable for that.”
He said the Haida will be seeking damages which “will probably be a cash thing.” You can’t get the trees back, he said. He did not specify the amount of money the Haida are looking for.
Guujaaw said Weyerhaeuser has made agreements with the Haida and then breached them, and last week told the Observer there was to be a ‘reckoning’ with the company, based in Seattle, Washington.
The protest action known as islands spirit rising got underway just over a month ago in part to protest the transfer of timber rights on the islands from Weyerhaeuser to Brascan.

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