ULaval clarifies after Baffinland Iron Mines states research statement is tied to approval of mine

November 11, 2021
Université Laval has issued a clarification after a poster published by Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation stated that, if the phase two expansion of the Mary River Mine is not approved by the Nunavut Impact Review Board, ULaval’s Pond Inlet Research Station would not be built. The poster that circulated read that saying no to phase two of the mine would mean “’No’ to a Pond Inlet Research Station in Partnership with Université Laval.” Gilles Gauthier, scientific director for the centre of northern studies at Université Laval, said the mine’s future would not affect the research station plans. “For Inuit who need to make an important decision … [on phase two] I wanted to make clear that they can make this decision independently of this research station,” said Gauthier. CBC (QC)