Understanding the Legal Framework for Mining in Canada

MiningWatch Canada – Introduction to the Legal Framework for Mining in Canada

MiningWatch Canada created this report as a response to requests from community members, activists and academics in Canada and abroad for information about how Canadian mining laws function.

The document provides a non-technical overview of Canadian mining laws, selected ‘lessons learned’ and the outcomes of mining code reform projects. In order to keep the document accessible to a wide audience it has been kept brief, but provide links to sources for more detailed information.

We also provide a critical perspective that is lacking in other overviews provided for the industry and our hope is that this information will empower readers with a realistic understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of Canadian mining law and assist the efforts to improve the social and environmental standards of mining laws in Canada and internationally.

MiningWatch Canada

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  • Written on: 26 September 2014
  • Posted under: Campaigns