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Dianor Resolved – Jurisdiction To Vest Off Interests In Land In Receivership Upheld, But GORs Hard To Impair
In a number of recent cases, Canadian courts have demonstrated a willingness to vest mining claims free of royalty rights notwithstanding that those rights might constitute interests in land.
18 Jul 2019
Draft Reviewed Housing And Living Conditions Standard For The Minerals Industry
The Draft Reviewed Housing Standard retains many of the conditions contained in the 2009 Housing Standard.
South Africa
29 May 2019
Global Affairs Canada Announces The Appointment Of The First Canadian Ombudsperson For Responsible Enterprise
The appointment of Ms. Sheri Meyerhoffer to the office of Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) reflects the federal government's commitment to promoting responsible business practices abroad.
6 May 2019
The Waiting Game Continues For Taseko's New Prosperity Mine
The Tsilhqot'in applied for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.
3 May 2019
Draft Broad-Based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter For The Mining And Mineral Industry, 2018
On 15 June 2018, the Minister of Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe gazetted the ‘Draft Broad-Based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the Mining and Mineral Industry, 2018' ...
2 Jul 2018
Getting Into The Weeds - Mining Streaming Deals Adapt To The Marijuana Industry
The latest buzz in the growing cannabis industry, a form of alternative financing which is familiar in the mining world, is creating high expectations for companies and their investors.
23 Aug 2017
Newly Gazetted Mining Charter May Prove To Be Unconstitutional
The new "top-up" provision incorporated into the newly Gazetted Mining Charter may prove to be unconstitutional and will likely lead to further legal action by the industry.
South Africa
3 Jul 2017
Court Decision Stark Reminder Of Risk Of Breach Of Administrative Law Principles
During regulatory proceedings, applicants often have to decide whether to oppose the "standing" of other parties who wish to participate in the proceedings
14 Oct 2013
Cliffs Denied Easement Over Canada Chrome Mining Claims
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. lost its application for an easement over a series of mining claims held by Canada Chrome Corporation, a subsidiary of KWG Resources Inc.
4 Oct 2013
BC Court Of Appeal Agrees That Consultation On Mine Expansion Was Adequate
On September 26, 2013, the Court of Appeal issued its decision in "Louis v. British Columbia.
3 Oct 2013
Supreme Court Of Canada Dismisses Leave to Appeal In Ross River Dena Council
On September 19, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an application for leave to appeal the Yukon Court of Appeal decision in Ross River Dena Council v. Government of Yukon, 2012 YKCA 14.
20 Sep 2013
Supreme Court of Canada Grants Leave to Appeal in Keewatin
On September 19, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada granted Grassy Narrows First Nation leave to appeal the Keewatin v. Ontario (Ministry of Natural Resources)[1] decision rendered by the Ontario Court of Appeal on March 18, 2013.
20 Sep 2013
OSC Identifies Major Concerns in Mining Technical Report Disclosure
On June 27, 2013, the OSC issued Staff Notice 43-705 Report on Staff’s Review of Technical Reports by Ontario Mining Issuers summarizing the results of a review conducted on technical reports prepared by Ontario mining issuers.
29 Aug 2013
Proposed Changes To The Northwest Territories And Nunavut Mining Regulations
On June 29, 2013, the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada ("AANDC") published a notice of proposed changes to the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Mining Regulations (the "Current Regulations") in the Canada Gazette and is seeking public comment during a sixty (60) day period ending on August 28, 2013.
23 Aug 2013
Alberta Government Releases New Aboriginal Consultation Policy
On August 16, 2013, the Alberta Government released its new Policy on Consultation with First Nations on Land and Natural Resource Management. The Policy is expected to come into effect this fall and will replace the prior Policy, which was adopted in 2005. A draft of the new Policy was circulated for review and comment earlier this year.
22 Aug 2013
US District Court Upholds SEC Conflict Minerals Disclosure Rule
On July 23, 2013, the US District Court for the District of Columbia (District Court) upheld the rule adopted by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in August 2012 to implement certain disclosure requirements for US reporting issuers that use conflict minerals originating in and around the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
26 Jul 2013
Yukon Seeking Feedback By July 31, 2013 On Proposed Amendments To The "Quartz Mining Act" And "Placer Mining Act"
The Yukon government is proposing to amend the Yukon "Quartz Mining Act" and the Yukon "Placer Mining Act" to change the approval process for Class 1 exploration activities.
17 Jul 2013
Bill 43 (Quebec Mining Act)
On May 29, 2013, Bill 43, entitled the Mining Act, was introduced in the Quebec National Assembly by the Minister of Natural Resources, Martine Ouellet.
26 Jun 2013
Far-Reaching Amendments To The Mineral And Petroleum Resources Development Act Proclaimed
The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act No. 28 of 2002 has been amended and the amendments will come into force on Friday 7 June 2013.
13 Jun 2013
Damages Claim For Treaty Infringement From Cumulative Impacts Allowed To Proceed
In Lameman v. Alberta, 2013 ABCA 148, the Alberta Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by the Crown in Right of Alberta ("Alberta") and the Attorney General of Canada ("Canada") from a decision of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench refusing to strike portions of the Statement of Claim of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation ("BLCN").
5 May 2013
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