Earlier this month the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC), representing 8 nations in the central interior near Prince George, put both Canfor and Slocan “on notice” that were exploring the “full range of legal and other options to vigorously defend our Aboriginal Title and Rights against infringements related to [the] proposed merger”.

In their letter the CSTC went on to inform the companies that any transfer or change in control of tenures within their territory, “is not only vulnerable to a legal challenge, but will certainly pass a defective title, which will become a liability to the acquiring company.

The Title & Rights Alliance with Dogwood Initaitive’s support is also coordinating affected bands and nations to challenge this merger and the Forest Act changes that facilitate it.