Posts from April 2008.
Posted in Environmental

In what could be a precedent-setting case, on November 18, 2005, Ontario's Court of Appeal certified a $750 million class-action suit alleging damages from environmental contamination caused by an Inco refinery in a southwestern Ontario community.  Inco sought leave to appeal of the Court of Appeal's decision in February 2006. Leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada ...

Posted in Mining

On April 24, 2008, the Province of British Columbia announced that it will not support the exploration and development of uranium in British Columbia and is establishing a “no registration reserve” under the Mineral Tenure Act for uranium and thorium.  The “no registration reserve” will ensure any future claims do not include the rights to uranium.  Government also ...


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