Focus on the Environmental and Aboriginal Law - January 18, 2012

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1 Ontario Court Halts Exploration After Mining Company Refused to Consult First Nation

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Excerpt From Ontario Court Halts Exploration After Mining Company Refused to Consult
First Nation

The Wahgoshig First Nation (“WFN”) in Northern Ontario has obtained an injunction to temporarily stop Solid Gold Resources Corp. (“Solid Gold”), a junior mining company, from drilling on their First Nation Treaty lands. In a decision released last week (2011 ONSC 7708 (CanLII)), Justice Brown of the Ontario Superior Court halted all exploration activities for at least 120 days after finding that Solid Gold had repeatedly failed to respond to consultation requests from both WFN and the Ontario Government.

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