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    Uncertainty concerning disputed land claims compounds challenges for Manitoba’s miners

    Manitoba faces ‘potentially deal-breaking uncertainty’ over treaty land claims in its mineral exploration sector according to an article by Martin Cash in the Winnipeg Free Press. This is compounding problems for the mineral exploration sector at a time when metal prices are low, investors are already avoiding the sector, and equipment is subject to an additional 1% sales tax.

    Ontario Sued by Mining Junior over Consultation Short-Comings

     The legal quagmire of Aboriginal consultation has taken an interesting turn in recent weeks. Northern Superior Resources (NSR) – a Sudbury-based junior miner – has filed suit against the province of Ontario for $110 million on the basis the province has failed to fulfill its duty to consult with First Nations.

    Shift in British Columbia towards partnerships with First Nations

    British Columbia’s First Nations are shifting away from confrontation and towards partnership agreements with government on resource development, reports Tamsyn Burgman in the National Post.

    PwC report: British Columbia’s mining sector healthy despite lower prices and economic uncertainty

    British Columbia’s mining sector had another prosperous year, according to PwC's annual report on mining in British Columbia. The sector remained stable despite facing global market uncertainty, lower commodity prices, and higher costs for labour and mining inputs such as production materials, fuel, and transportation.

    Mining Transparency Coming to Canada

    According to the Financial Post, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced that Canada will “establish new, mandatory reporting standards for payments made to foreign and domestic governments by Canadian extractive companies.”

    Canada’s Free Entry Staking System in Legal Limbo

     Recently, the Supreme Court of Canada decided that it will not review the decision of the Yukon Court of Appeal that has put the “free entry” staking system into legal limbo.

    Mining at the Extremes

    It’s common to read about some of the perceived downsides to mining in many newspapers, but it’s less common to read positive stories about mining, and the people who do it. The Wall Street Journal has not just one, but two articles on mining in Canada’s far north.

    Securing social buy-in for mining projects

    The March edition of BC business magazine features a great article by Brenda Bouw on the challenges and need for mining companies to secure local buy-in and support for mining projects.

    Quebec’s self-inflicted wounds

    The Globe and Mail featured an interesting article by David Parkinson on the decline of Quebec’s performance in the 2013 Survey of Mining Companies.

    New steps proposed for greater transparency between mining companies and Aboriginals

    Claudia Cattaneo had a very interesting piece in the Financial Post on increased transparency in the dealings between aboriginal communities and developers of natural resources.

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