Guidelines for the Assessment of Alternatives for Mine Waste Disposal

It is expected that natural water bodies frequented by fish shall be avoided to the extent practicable for the long-term disposal of mine waste; and that mine waste shall be managed to ensure the long-term protection of Canada’s terrestrial and aquatic environment. These guidelines describe the process that must be undertaken when a proponent is […]

Canada’s Mining Industry Commits to Climate Change Action

New Sustainable Mining Standard to place Canadian Mining Industry at the Forefront of Global Climate Efforts OTTAWA – Today, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) is releasing a new Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Climate Change Protocol designed to minimize the mining sector’s carbon footprint, while enhancing climate change disclosure and strengthening the sector’s ability to […]

Federal government establishes impact assessment advisory council

The Minister’s Advisory Council on Impact Assessment (MINAC) will advise the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Jonathan Wilkinson, on the act’s effectiveness. This will include reporting on how efficient, transparent and predictable decision-making is under the act and how early potentially problematic issues can be identified under the assessment process. Some of the council […]