First Nation sues for title to massive area of the Bruce Peninsula and water territories of Bruce and Grey Counties

The Saugeen Ojibway Nation is pressing a claim to ownership of government land across the entire Bruce Peninsula and a legally unique claim for Aboriginal title over the “water territory” around it — stretching from the international boundary with the United States in Lake Huron across to Georgian Bay — along with compensation that could amount, by their accounting, to $90 billion. The trial started in Toronto on April 25th 2019 but this suit was initially filed in 1994. Article from the National Post

Click here for the link to the local Owen Sound SunTimes article.

What is not under claim by SON, court heard, is privately owned property in the area, or, in the language of the claim, land “in the hands of bona fide purchasers.”

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