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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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

As Quebec’s Environmental Assessment Office examines the largest open pit mine project ever proposed in Canada, Royal Nickel’s Dumont project in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, a coalition of citizens, doctors, environmental groups and unions is demanding that the Quebec government establish an independent review of the laws and standards for environmental protection, safety, and public health at open pit mega-mines.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The New Prosperity project was long dead before the Supreme Court's decision in Tsilhqot'in vs. BC was released. A majority Conservative government has rejected this project – twice – after two failed environmental assessments, describing significant and immitigable impacts on the environment and on Tsilhqot’in cultural practices and cultural heritage.

Monday, June 2, 2014

RWB LogoOnlyNewBoomerangNews release: On April 28, 2014, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) notified investors on its Refilings and Errors List that Chieftain Metals Corp. was non-compliant in its mineral project disclosure. On the same day, Chieftain Metals issued a corrected Annual Information Form noting that the report had been revised “in connection with a continuous disclosure review by the Ontario Securities Commission.”