New AFN chief ‘absolutely’ supports Ontario chiefs in push for carbon price review

By Stephanie Taylor THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- The incoming leader of the Assembly of First Nations says she’ll back demands by chiefs in Ontario for a judicial review of Canada’s carbon price. Cindy Woodhouse, a former regional chief from Manitoba, was elected Thursday as the assembly’s national chief _ leader of the largest First Nations advocacy organization in the country, representing more than 600 communities. The Chiefs of Ontario, which represents 133 First Nations, asked the Federal Court to undertake a judicial review of the federal government’s carbon pricing system. Shortly after taking the oath of office, Woodhouse told a news conference in Ottawa  that she’s “absolutely” willing to support the application, and wants the AFN to take a closer look of its own at the carbon regime. “From what…

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