Mohawk Mothers step up legal fight against McGill over ongoing construction


Last week, Kanien’keha:ka Kahnistensera–otherwise known as the Mohawk Mothers–filed an emergency motion with the Québec Superior Court to stop the renovation work taking place at the former Royal Victoria Hospital in Montréal. The Mohawk Mothers contend that, by proceeding with this construction work, McGill University and the Société québécoise des infrastructures (SQI) have violated the settlement agreement made last April pertaining to an archaeological investigation to search for unmarked graves at the site. According to McGill Associate Provost Angela Campbell, the construction work “that’s being carried out on the site is in line with the terms of the agreement.” A judgement regarding this emergency injunction is set to be made this week.

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