Reforming Mining Laws and Policies

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Across Canada, communities and Aboriginal governments are saying they have had enough when it comes to the privileged access mining has to land under the existing system, which grants “free entry” to prospectors and mining companies under the assumption the mining is the “highest and best” use of land. Globally, communities are demanding a say in their own futures, and Indigenous peoples in particular are increasingly demanding free, prior, informed consent for development projects that will affect them.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

(Ottawa) MiningWatch Canada welcomes the B.C. government’s Wednesday announcement that it will review the provincial mining code, but warns that the review needs to be broad enough to address the full range of necessary changes in mining policies and regulations.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Canadian & Alaskan representatives calling for International Joint Commission review of what would be North America’s largest open pit mine.

Toronto, June 24 - British Columbia and Alaska Indigenous leaders today are calling upon Seabridge Gold’s leadership and investors to prevent more disasters like Mount Polley.

Monday, May 11, 2015

(Ottawa) Ontario’s Mineral Development Strategy is nearly 10 years old and needs to be renewed. MiningWatch Canada releases today its key concerns and recommendations regarding the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines’ Proposed Framework released in March 2015.