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Court of Appeal looks past unregistered trading in ordering payment to investment finder

For many junior resource company executives, deciding whether to engage investment “finders” can be like considering whether to breathe air. Such companies tend to have early-stage projects that don’t warrant debt financing...more

Promise Delivered, Details to Follow...

The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (the Act) was proclaimed in force by the Government of Canada on June 1, 2015. As a result, Canada has joined the ranks of the EU, UK and US in promoting transparency and...more

Caveat Optionor: Canadian Court Strikes a Blow for Mineral Exploration Companies

A recent judgment from the British Columbia Court of Appeal provides insight on the interpretation of exploration option agreements. This decision is part of protracted litigation between the parties, American Creek Resources...more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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