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Best practices in mineral exploration projects and how to avoid common errors encountered in technical reports and other disclosures made by Issuers

Chair: Charles Beaudry, Consultant, with contributions from the Ontario Securities Commission, TMX Group & Watts, Griffis and McOuat Limited
Location: Room 803
Friday, March 4, 2016
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Add to Calendar
Various regulatory authorities across Canada have been regularly reviewing compliance with respect to disclosure requirements by corporations listed on the TSX and TSXV (Issuers) with surprisingly uniform results over space and time. The same types of errors appear frequently in spite of regular and frequent efforts to educate.

The course is addressed to Qualified Persons (QPs) and mining industry participants, particularly company executives and investor relations personnel and others interested in a better understanding of the obligations of Issuers and QPs with regard to disclosure of technical information related to mineral projects under NI 43-101.

The morning session will deal with common pitfalls and disclosure challenges at the various stages of development of a mineral project, through the use of case studies and examples of good disclosure practices for news releases, websites, investor relations materials and other written disclosure. The session will also include a discussion on technical reports and common issues that may require the technical report to be amended and refiled.

The afternoon session will focus on best practices in the field, in the office and in mineral resource estimation. It will also provide guidance to industry practitioners with respect to the design of exploration projects, the collection of data used to prepare technical reports, mineral resource and mineral reserve statements and on the reporting of such information to the public. All the presentations will highlight those particularly troublesome errors in disclosure that always make the top 25% of recurring problems seen during regulatory reviews.

The overall objective of the course is to help mining companies improve their disclosure compliance and avoid being called upon to explain or worse, to clarify or correct their disclosure with all its implications of time, money and reputation.

Craig Waldie, Ontario Securities Commission
James Whyte, Ontario Securities Commission
Paul Teniere, Toronto Stock Exchange
Charles Beaudry, Consultant
Kurt Breede, Watts, Griffis and McOuat Limited

Level of comprehension: Intermediate

Course fee:
(includes course material, continental breakfast, 3 course lunch and refreshments)

Regular Rate:
Member: $599
Non-member: $699
Student: $199
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