QC superior court halts McGill project at former Royal Vic site over concerns of unmarked graves

Quebec Superior Court Justice Gregory Moore has granted an emergency injunction to stop McGill University’s excavation work at the former Royal Victoria Hospital due to concerns over unmarked graves. The Kanien’kehá:ka kahnistensera (Mohawk Mothers), a group of elders from Kahnawake, requested the injunction citing concerns about possible unmarked grave sites on the grounds and possible Iroquois archeological remains. The Mohawk Mothers previously filed a court action against McGill and the Société québécoise des infrastructures about the matter. McGill and the infrastructure corporation claim there is no evidence of unmarked graves nearby. Excavations on the site will be halted for three to four months, and a judge has requested that the parties develop a plan to search for unmarked graves. Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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