Accountability

Dear Editor,

Mayor and Council,

We know the Agenda package for the Special Meeting of Council on February 19, 2019 included a copy of SFL No. 542245 – the Crossroute Licence with an expiry date of March 31, 2022.

We know the Resolution of Council at the February 25, 2019 meeting was based on the information presented in the February 19/19 Agenda Package. This Resolution expressed Council’s concern that the bidding process for Resolute’s mill in Fort Frances, was designed to allow Resolute to reach an outcome that would result in the demolition of this mill and the permanent allocation of Crossroute wood fibre to Resolute.

We know SFL No. 542245 – the Crossroute Forest Licence was extended 10 years by the Order in Council of December 13 2017.

This 10 year extension moved the expiry date of SFL No. 542245 from March 31 2022 to March 31, 2032.

We know SFL No. 542245 – the Crossroute Forest Licence extended to March 2032 was not Information presented to Council at the February 19 and February 25 2019 meetings.

Councillors Judson and McTaggart were members of the working group formed to consider the mill/wood rights issues. Why did Council not receive and review SFL No. 542245 – the Crossroute Licence that reflected the extension of Resolute’s access to the Crossroute fibre until March 31 2032 as information for the February 19 and 25 2019 meetings? This information was critical and material to Council’s expressed concerns.

Please advise,

Thank you,
David Kircher