Mining Act Amendments

By Richard Ogden and Kim Lawton WeirFoulds LLP, Client Update

Changes to Ontario’s Mining Act (“Act”) and regulations which came into force on November 1, 2012 will have a substantial impact on Ontario’s mining industry.

The changes affect prospecting, staking, surface owner’s rights, exploration work, closure plans and voluntary rehabilitation. They add to compliance costs and, due to a current absence of policy detail and the centrality to the amendments of consultation with Aboriginal communities, create uncertainty.

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