Moose Cree First Nation ratifies Amisk-oo-Skow comprehensive agreement



    MOOSE FACTORY, ON, May 20 /CNW/ - The Moose Cree First Nation have
ratified an agreement with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) that resolves past
impacts on the Moose Cree First Nation and establishes the foundation for a
positive relationship between the Moose Cree First Nation and OPG.
    Moose Cree First Nation Chief Norm Hardisty Jr. believes that the
Amisk-oo-Skow partnership is what the Treaty signatories envisioned when they
agreed to share the land and resources with settler governments.
    "The strong yes vote by the Moose Cree means a greener energy profile for
all Ontarians and great economic promise for our partner the Moose Cree and
the entire Northeast Ontario Region," said the Honourable George Smitherman,
Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure.
    John Murphy, OPG's Vice President of Hydroelectric said: "This agreement
redresses issues of the past and provides the opportunity for establishing a
future opportunity for a new commercial relationship with the Moose Cree First
Nation and will add an additional 450 MW of renewable supply to Northern
Ontario."

    OPG is celebrating its 10th year of serving the province. Building on a
proud history, OPG provides the people and industry of Ontario with clean,
safe and reliable electricity - just as it has always done.

    Moose Cree First Nation have lived on, and harvested in its traditional
homelands since time immemorial. The time has now arrived to develop economic
partnerships that will allow us to move forward on behalf of all Moose Cree
citizens.





For further information:

For further information: Ontario Power Generation, Media Relations,
1-877-592-4008 or (416) 592-4008; Moose Cree First Nation, Media Inquiries,
Chief Norm Hardisty Jr., Fred Hunter, Executive Director, (705) 658-4619 Ext
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