Injunction for grave search

MONTREAL —A group of Mohawk mothers have successfully acquired an interlocutory injunction for McGill University to halt an expansion project where there could be unmarked graves of indigenous people.

Justice Gregory Moore ordered the work to stop until the Mohawk mothers can have discussions with the university to discuss plans to examine the site.

The university is the former site of the Royal Victoria Hospital.

Special Interlocutor for Missing Children and Unmarked Graves Kimberly R. Murray has been granted intervener status in the case.

The judge agreed that there is urgency to the work stoppage and said an archeological report for the university said the Mount Royal was used as a burial site before the arrival of settlers.

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