Feds Offer $99M Settlement In Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Claim

Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2016 17:07 PM

The Fort William First Nation is receiving a $99 million settlement offer from the federal government in its Grand Trunk Pacific Railway claim.

After two decades of negotiations with the federal government, the community says Ottawa put the offer on the table yesterday.

The claim argues Canada appropriated 1,600 acres of land from the first nation for the railway in 1905.

Chief Peter Collins says it forever changed the community landscape and the lives of its members.

A membership meeting and ratification vote is planned for Monday. (File photo)