Posts from April 2011.
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Québec's Plan Nord, which is to be officially launched shortly, provides for the development of Québec's territory north of the 49th parallel over a 25-year time horizon. Sustainable development is an essential component of Plan Nord, and approximately 50% of the territory will be excluded from all industrial activity under the terms and conditions that are expected be ...


As reported in previous issues through its not for profit corporation, the Sandy Pond Alliance has launched a challenge to sections 5 and 27.1, and Schedule 2 of the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (“MMER”).  Where a mining project cannot operate its tailing impoundment area in compliance with the thresholds set out in the MMER, adding a water body to Schedule 2 permits ...

Posted in Mining

The 2011 Federal budget (“Budget 2011”) proposes that the Mineral Exploration Tax Credit, known also as the super flow-through share program, that was due to expire at the end of March 2011 be extended for an additional year to March 31, 2012. The temporary 15-per-cent Mineral Exploration Tax Credit helps companies raise capital by providing an incentive to ...


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