June 12, 2014
On June 4, 2014, the newly elected Quebec Liberal government (Government) presented its 2014-15 budget (Budget) in which it followed through on its campaign promise and breathed new life into the Plan Nord. When it was introduced in 2011, Plan Nord was a long-term program for the economic and social development of Quebec’s territory situated north of the 49th…
January 17, 2014
Mining and Aboriginal Peoples are both significant aspects of life in the Yukon. The territorial government recently amended its mining legislation to require consultation of Aboriginal Peoples before exploration programs are undertaken. The Yukon Supreme Court also recently quashed the government’s approval of a proposed mining exploration project. These legal developments provide a timely reminder of the importance of…
December 4, 2013
From environmental compliance and social impact assessments to construction and infrastructure development, aboriginal consultation, First Nations agreements and permitting, mining projects in Canada face significant regulatory hurdles. Please join a panel of Blakes lawyers as they discuss issues in mining law that affect you and your business. The Implementation of Regulations Related to the Ontario Mining Act Modernization The Defeat…
November 28, 2013
With the current upheavals in the price of oil and gas and other commodities, the mining and resource sector is facing considerable challenges. Those challenges may lead to insolvencies, restructurings, going-concern or liquidation sales, and unique practical and legal issues. There have been some recent mining and resource company insolvencies across Canada, and this is an industry sector to watch….