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Yukon Premier looking forward to Peel decision

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver speaking from cabinet offices (Oshea Jephson/CKRW)

Premier Sandy Silver says he's looking forward to hearing from the Supreme Court of Canada for its decision on the Peel watershed.

Yukon's premier says he's looking forward to tomorrow's Supreme Court of Canada ruling on the Peel Watershed.

Sandy Silver says it's surprising it's taken so long for the court to come to a decision considering the scope of the case, as the average high court ruling typically takes about six months.

"We thought because of the scope of this particular case that it was going to be earlier than this. I think the average is suppose to be around six months I guess, if there is an average, so it did take an awful long time."

"It's a shame that we had to go to a federal court to decide this but in the end we'll get an affirmative decision from the federal government."

Both the government, as well as First Nations, and environmental groups presented their cases in March, with YG asking for a dismissal of a Court of Appeal ruling suggesting the planning process goes back to the point a recommended plan was submitted, while the plaintiffs are asking the appeal court ruling be upheld.

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