Brian Abraham

Brian Abraham

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BC Environmental Assessment Office Fees

The Province of British Columbia approved an Order in Council dated April 11, 2014 to establish environmental assessment fees in British Columbia for the review of environmental assessment applications, orders and enforcement...more

4/18/2014 - Canada Environmental Assessments Environmental Policies Fees

Environment Minister Tasked With Reviewing The Environmental Assessment Office For Effectiveness And Efficiency

In a speech to the Association for Mineral Exploration of British Columbia, Premier Christy Clark advised that the environment minister, Mary Polak, has been given the task of reviewing The Environmental Assessment Office to...more

4/2/2014 - Canada Environmental Assessments Environmental Policies

MT File re: 2014 Federal Budget, File No.: 990001-100

The mineral exploration tax credit has been extended for a further one-year period. This provides a 15% tax credit for flow-through share investors. Other items which would impact the mining industry include amendments to...more

3/28/2014 - Business Taxes Corporate Taxes Mineral Exploration

Government Appoints New Commissioner For The Environment And Sustainable Development, File No.: 990001-100

In a speech to the Association for Mineral Exploration of British Columbia, Premier Christy Clark advised that the environment minister, Mary Polak, has been given the task of reviewing The Environmental Assessment Office to...more

3/26/2014 - Canada Environmental Policies Mineral Exploration Sustainability

Funding Increase From Yukon Government For Prospectors

The Yukon government has increased its Yukon mineral exploration program by $630,000 for the coming field season. Premier Darrell Pasloski said in Vancouver in late January at the Mineral Exploration Roundup of the...more

3/25/2014 - Canada Mineral Exploration

Peel River Watershed Decision Results In Environment Groups Suing Yukon Government, File No.:99001-100

Nacho Nyak Dun, theTr’ondek Hwech’in (two First Nations), the Canadian Park sand Wilderness Society and the Yukon Conservation Society are suing the Yukon government over the land use plan for the Peel River watershed on the...more

3/24/2014 - Mining

OSC Staff Notice 43 705, Review Of Technical Reports By Ontario Mining Issuers

On June 27, 2013, the OSC issued Staff Notice 43-705 addressing OSC concerns with respect to disclosure in technical reports....more

7/4/2013 - Canada Commodities Issuers Minerals OSC

Posed Amendments To The Yukon Quartz Mining Act And Placer Mining Act

As a result of the Ross River Dena lawsuit against the Yukon Government with respect to consultation on the granting of rights to miners to conduct work without consulting and accommodating First Nations, the Yukon Court of...more

7/3/2013 - Aboriginal Issues Canada Mining Proposed Amendments

2013 Federal Budget Impact On Mining Activities

The good news is that the mineral exploration tax credit of 15% has been extended for an additional year. In addition, the budget has made an amendment to Section 66.1(6) of the federal tax legislation to add the words...more

3/27/2013 - CEEs Mineral Exploration Mining Tax Credits

Northwest Territories And Nunavut Mining Regulations: Proposed Changes

A number of changes are proposed and are to be published in the Canada Gazette in the Summer of 2013 for comments with the intention of making them effective in 2014....more

3/27/2013 - Arbitration Canada Licenses Minerals Mining

BC Mining Process

On March 8, the Ministry of Energy Mines and Natural Gas announced that it will no longer require permits for some low impact exploration activities commencing September 2013....more

3/19/2013 - Canada Mining Permits

Additions To The List Of Foreign Associations And Membership Designations

The additional organizations listed below meet the definition of a “professional association” in NI 43-101, and the membership designations listed meet the criteria in paragraph (e) of the definition of “qualified person” in...more

2/22/2013 - Foreign Associations Membership Designations

2012 Mining Report British Columbia Securities Commission

On January 24, 2013, the BC Securities Commission issued a report (the “2012 Mining Report”) with respect to disclosure and interpretive issues under National Instrument 43 101, which is referenced as “the Mining Rule” in the...more

2/1/2013 - British Columbia Securities Commission Disclosure Requirements Mining Reports The Mining Rule

Mineral Claims And The Duty To Consult In Yukon

On December 27, 2012, the Yukon Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Ross River Dena Council v Government of Yukon, 2012 YKCA 14. The decision related to an appeal of Mr. Justice Veale’s decision regarding the claim of...more

1/24/2013 - Aboriginal Issues Duty To Consult Land Titles Mineral Extraction Mineral Rights Recordation Ross River Dena Council

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