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Ensuring success for Canada’s human rights ombudsperson: the importance of collaborative dispute resolution

In January 2018, the Canadian ombudsperson for responsible enterprise (CORE) was established to address responsible business practices and allegations of human rights issues related to Canadian companies operating abroad in the mining, oil and gas, and textiles sectors.

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Mining industry welcomes new environmental assessment rules under Bill C-69

The head of the Mining Association of Canada says the hotly contested federal environmental assessment bill is welcome in the industry it will affect the most. “This promises to be a better system than what we’ve had for the last seven years,” said Pierre Gratton, the president of the association.

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Changes to Bill C-69 ‘unprecedented’ says Alberta senator, but energy industry isn’t placated

A senator representing Alberta says the number of changes her institution has made to the controversial Bill C-69 are “unprecedented,” though oil and gas executives are joining with some provincial governments in saying the proposed environmental assessment law remains unacceptable.

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Metals mines, accounting for most federal enviro assessments, OK with Bill C-69

The head of the Mining Association of Canada says the hotly contested federal environmental assessment bill is welcome in the industry it will affect the most.

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Mining Association of Canada elects new chair: IAMGOLD’s Gordon Stothart appointed to position for two-year term

The board of directors for the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has a new chair. Gordon Stothart, executive vice-president and chief operating officer at IAMGOLD, has been elected to the position for the next two-year term.

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Ottawa presses ahead with contentious resource development bill

The federal government is plowing ahead on its legislation to overhaul the review process for major resource projects, with the introduction Wednesday of a package of amendments that fall far short of what conservative premiers and oil-industry executives have demanded.

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IAMGOLD COO voted new mining association chair

Canadian gold producer IAMGOLD’s chief operating officer Gordon Stothart has been chosen as the new chairman of the Mining Association of Canada.

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Quebec Mining Company, a Leader in Water Stewardship

Abandoned mine sites are a legacy issue that the mining industry continues to address. The Manitou site near Val D’Or, Quebec, which operated from 1942 to 1979, was deserted when the last lease holder filed for bankruptcy. More than 11 million tonnes of tailings continued to generate acid drainage and release heavy metals into the environment in an area of 6.5 kilometres. With water at pH levels between 2 and 3, aquatic life had been unable to survive in the nearby Bourlamaque River when the Quebec Government assumed control of the most contaminated site in the province.    

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