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July 18, 2014, No. 116

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July 18, 2014, No. 116
CMIC REACHES MILESTONE IN
ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT
DEVELOPMENT WORK

NOMINATE YOUR CANDIDATE FOR
THE PDAC 2015 AWARDS TODAY

SUPREME COURT OF CANADA
DECISION IN TSILHQOT’IN NATION V.
BRITISH COLUMBIA

SUPREME COURT OF CANADA
DECISION IN GRASSY NARROWS
FIRST NATION V. ONTARIo
PDAC President participates in Canadian Trade Mission

PDAC President Rod Thomas joined The Honourable Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade, and several other delegates on a trade mission to South Africa and Tanzania, which focused on the extractive and energy sectors. While on the trade mission, Rod took part in a business roundtable led by the Minister of International Trade, attended the Renewables & Mining Summit, and participated in a panel discussion on investment and partnership opportunities in the industry.

Geoscience and Innovation
CMIC reaches milestone in environmental project development work

CMIC’s Environmental Stewardship Initiative (ESI) has reached another major milestone in its project development work. The ESI’s Closure Working Group and Water Working Group have each released pre-feasibility reports for four project concepts.
For more information

PDAC 2015 Convention
Nominate your candidate for the PDAC 2015 Awards today

New this year, the PDAC Awards Committee will be accepting award applications online. The annual awards recognize and honour outstanding achievement, accomplishment, and service of individuals and organizations in the Canadian mineral industry.

Awards and the nomination criteria
Submit a nomination online by August 15, 2014

Aboriginal Affairs
Supreme Court of Canada decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia
On June 26, 2014 the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its decision in the Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, addressing the issues of Aboriginal title and provincial jurisdiction over title lands.

The PDAC recognizes that the Supreme Court decision is complex and will require further review by all parties.
Increased clarity on issues related to title, the applicability of laws and required processes helps provide certainty and predictability for mineral exploration and development in Canada. The PDAC looks forward to continued discussions between the federal, provincial, territorial governments and Aboriginal communities on these key issues. As the landscape continues to evolve, the PDAC encourages its members to continue to engage with Aboriginal communities, respect their rights, and minimize and impacts that may result from activities on the land. Developing strong, trusting relationships is critical to project success, attracting investment and maximizing economic development opportunities provided by mineral development. For more information
Supreme Court of Canada decision in Grassy Narrows First Nation v. Ontario
On July 11, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Grassy Narrows First Nation v. Ontario (Natural Resources) case, upholding the decision that Ontario has the authority to take up lands in the Keewatin area so as to limit the harvesting rights under the treaty. The Court held that the province can take up Treaty 3 land, and regulate it in accordance with the treaty and its obligations under s. 35.

The PDAC understands that the Courts face a difficult challenge when hearing cases that deal with complex issues related to Aboriginal and treaty rights. As the jurisprudence continuously evolves, the clarity offered by the courts is welcomed. The PDAC encourages members of the mineral industry to continue to engage early and often with Aboriginal communities and develop trusting relationships. For more information
July events at a glance
July 24-25: PDAC President Rod Thomas will attend the National Mining Association’s (NMA) two-day conference in Washington, DC from July 24-25.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Submit your data for the Canadian Mineral Exploration Health & Safety Survey
PDAC 2015 Convention
New this year: extended convention hours
Priority Renewal applications for Trade Show and Investors Exchange close August 15
Short Course applications close August 16
Requests for proposals open for PDAC 2015 CSR event series
Core Shack applications now available
Applications to Corporate Presentation Forum for investors now open
Applications to Letter Writer Presentations for investors now available
Hotel reservations for PDAC 2015 now open
PDAC 2015 sponsorship opportunities
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