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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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.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

(Québec) On Earth Day today, international delegates from five continents signed the Declaration of the World Uranium Symposium, calling on all nations to put an end to the mining and use of uranium, the first link in the nuclear fuel chain for both civilian and military uses.

Monday, April 6, 2015

News release: Mr. Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan during the Fukushima catastrophe, will deliver an exclusive message at the opening of the World Uranium Symposium at the Quebec City Convention Centre on April 14-16, 2015.