The highlighted parts indicate to me that Taseko is TOTALLY NOT AT FAULT.Looks like the Crown shouda done some consultations with the FN....which no doubt they;ll now do.....to make the permits they issues valid.
The FN were found to be at fault because they acted unlawfully(unlike Taseko which acted within the law) which is why the FN's had to pay the costs to Taseko....
This news is a temporary hiccup and if anyone wants to sell me their shares because of it....thank you very much!!(besides Taseko's sp does not take into account Prosperity......so in the unlikely event that they eventually get turned down....the sp already reflects the last decline)
The judge also awarded the mining company costs for its injunction application, finding the road blockade was unlawful
Brian Battison of Taseko Mines the ruling wasn't unexpected "so there is a slight delay to endure before we get on with our work."
He said a resolution can be achieved if the parties talk to solve the dispute.
Lawyer Jay Nelson, representing Baptiste, said the injunction will give the Crown time to properly negotiate with the Tsilhqot'in First Nation people.
Taseko alleged that Baptiste, and other leaders of the Xeni Gwet'in, one of the six bands that make up the Tsilhqot'in First Nation, were interfering with the company's lawful right to conduct business.
The Xeni Gwet'in were seeking an injunction to stop the miners, alleging that the provincial permits they have are invalid as the Xeni Gwet'in were not consulted by the Crown and accommodated, which is a legal requirement.