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    :: Friday, November 04, 2005 ::

    Suit seeks to deflect blame for Giant mine murders- Bob Weber, CP, National Post
    In a series of October court filings, nearly every group found at fault in the 1992 deaths of nine men has chosen to fight the share of guilt assigned to it by the Northwest Territories Supreme Court last December.

    The appellants include the government of the Northwest Territories, the Canadian Auto Workers union, Pinkerton's security guards and Royal Oak Ventures, which then owned the mine.

    Also appealing are former strikers Harry Seeton and Tim Bettger.

    Nine men died Sept. 18, 1992, when their mine car hit a bomb deliberately set deep underground at the Giant mine in Yellowknife. They had crossed a union picket line to go to work.

    It was the climax to a bitter labour dispute between the union and now-defunct Royal Oak Mines (now Royal Oak Ventures). The savage 18-month strike-lockout saw daily confrontations, skirmishes with RCMP and two other explosions.
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