The chief of the Attawapiskat First Nation says the beleaguered Ontario community will continue its lawsuit against the federal government seeking to declare the imposition of a controversial third-party manager “unlawful” and refute suggestions that the community’s leadership was to blame for its housing crisis.

“The proceedings seek a declaration that the decision to impose the third-party manager was unlawful, and seek to refute the suggestion by the prime minister of Canada that ‘management problems’ caused the housing crisis suffered by the First Nation,” said Chief Theresa Spence in an online statement on Friday.

The announcement comes a few days after the community learned the federal government plans to remove Attawapiskat’s third-party manager by April 19…

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