Regulatory Issues

NWT's Ramsay stays upbeat as Canada's energy and mine ministers meet 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-29
VANCOUVER — On July 20 Canadian federal, provincial and territorial energy and mines ministers gathered in Halifax, N.S., for the 72nd annual Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference. The event comes at a time that the mining...

Commentary: Fulfilling CSR goals without violating anti-corruption laws 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-22
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is increasingly important to successful business operations. Yet CSR initiatives are often developed without attention to possible liability under anti-corruption laws. 

Silver Wheaton circles the wagons against CRA challenge 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-15
VANCOUVER — The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has taken the first shot in what is likely to become a protracted legal battle with streaming outfit Silver Wheaton (TSX: SLW; NYSE: SLW), and the results could affect the...

Royal Nickel receives main environmental permit for Dumont  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-01
Royal Nickel (TSX: RNX; US-OTC: RNKLF) says it will build what will be one of the largest nickel sulphide mines in the world at its Dumont project early next year, after securing a key environmental permit from the Quebec government.

Editorial: Lonmin condemned in Marikana commission findings 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-01
The long-awaited report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Marikana mine massacre in Marikana, South Africa, has been released, and there’s plenty of finger pointing to go around.

Paladin Energy wins right to own Canadian uranium mine 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-06-24
In a historic decision, the Canadian government has approved Australia’s Paladin Energy (TSX: PDN) as the majority owner of a uranium mine in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Editorial: Cockpit capers in Jamaica 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-06-17
A mining scandal touching the highest levels of government has erupted over the past couple of months in Jamaica, traditionally one of the world’s great centres for bauxite mining, with companies such as Alcan, Kaiser and Alpart active in...

Commentary: Should we have quotas for women on boards in Canada? 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-06-10
It’s no secret that the mining industry is behind the curve when it comes to hiring women and appointing female board members. What will it take to get them onboard? Although the last couple of years have seen some increase in women...

Editorial: Transparency Act kicks in 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-06-03
The first day of June saw the coming into force in Canada of the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act, which compels extractive companies to publicly report any significant payments they make to governments at home and abroad.

Editorial: Making the case for subsidizing Arctic work 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-05-27
Five industry groups focused on mining and mineral exploration in northern Canada have produced a timely report that quantifies the extra costs of carrying out work in Canada’s remote Arctic and sub-Arctic areas, and makes recommendations...