• Developments in Ontario's Efforts to Update Its Mining Regulations and New Policy Directions for Quebec's Mining Industry
  • September 20, 2012 | Authors: J.M. Madeleine Donahue; Jean Piette
  • Law Firms: Norton Rose Canada LLP - Toronto Office ; Norton Rose Canada LLP - Quebec Office
  • We last reported on proposed regulatory changes under Ontario‚Äôs Mining Act in a July 2012 legal update. What is the status of these regulations? What has occurred since then and when will the regulations be issued? The short answer is that the regulations and guidance documents are still under development and the earliest the regulations may be out is November. Although the public consultation period on the six regulatory proposals posted on the Environmental Registry (Registry) in March 2012 is closed, the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM) is continuing to consult with First Nations on phase 2 of the Mining Act regulations, which deals extensively with relations between First Nations and the mining industry.