Recovery of Minerals




The Government of Ontario announced its intention to allo…

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7 Oct, 2021

This proposal discusses Ontario’s proposed policy approach to facilitate the recovery of minerals from mining wastes in Ontario, while improving public health and safety and the environment, and in a manner consistent with the recognition and affirmation of Aboriginal and treaty rights provided in section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982, including the duty to consult.
Under the current Mining Act, a person cannot conduct extraction or reprocessing activities of tailings and mine waste for th...

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