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Taseko asks feds to disregard aboriginal spirituality in mine review

The president of Taseko Mines has asked Environment Canada not to give aboriginal interests special consideration at an upcoming federal review panel.

The environmental review for Taseko's new Prosperity Mine project near Williams Lake will begin once the panel is appointed.

And the company is asking the federal government to put a limit on first-nations influence and input.

It says this would ensure the panel appears fair and balanced.

This all comes from a letter written (below) from Taseko Mines president Russell Hallbauer to Environment Minister Peter Kent in November that has been leaked to Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson. He spoke with Daybreak host, Chris Walker.
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