The Garden River First Nation in Ontario is looking at charging tolls on the part of the Trans-Canada Highway that passes through its territory near Sault St. Marie along the U.S. border-Canada border.
The possible action comes as retaliation for the Ontario government plans to impose the HST (Harmonized Sales Tax), which the tribe says is a violation of its sovereignty.
Garden River recently posted signs along the highway announcing the planned tolls, the Toronto Sun reports here.
“Garden River First Nation is going to continue to do what it needs to do to get government attention in regards to HST,” Chief Lyle Sayers tells the newspaper.
If the tolls are imposed, it will likely be sometime this summer.