Aggregate resources such as sand, gravel, clay and bedrock are used to make roads, subway tunnels, homes and other structures. The provinces regulate the development of aggregate pits and quarries by, among other things, setting the rules that govern aggregate management, issuing permits, conducting inspections and monitoring site rehabilitations.
Our lawyers have deep knowledge of the aggregate resources industry and the laws applicable to this sector. We advise and represent aggregate operators on all aspects of their operations, from obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals, to ensuring regulatory compliance, to mediating engagement with government agents.
Areas of Expertise
- Environmental impact assessments
Our firm has decades of experience in this area, having acted for many of this country’s largest aggregate producers with the following matters:
- approvals for the extraction of aggregate
- amendments to existing licences of operation
- planning, compliance and prosecution issues
- the rehabilitation of aggregate sites
- the acquisition, sale and expropriation of aggregate sites
- the assessment of aggregate sites for realty tax purposes
- We regularly appear before the courts and tribunals on these issues, in virtually all parts of the Province. In doing so, we work with our own professional planners, as well as with the leading planning and environmental firms in this area.