Public Affairs

Lands & Regulations

  • Amendments to the Fisheries Act and Fisheries Act Regulations

    Oct 23, 2013
    In April 2013, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) proposed amendments to the Fisheries Act Regulations. These regulations are aimed at increasing the predictability and timeliness of section 35 reviews through of explicit requirements for authorizations and the establishment of a maximum 5-month review timeline. Full story >>>
  • Proposed Navigation Protection Act

    Jun 18, 2013
    The Navigation Protection Act (NPA) will replace the Navigable Waters Protection Act (2009) and is expected to be brought into force in early 2014. The name change represents a shift in focus, by Transport Canada, from the protection of navigable waters to the protection of navigation. Full story >>>
  • PDAC Presents To Federal Standing Committee

    Feb 26, 2013
    On February 5, the PDAC’s Senior Program Director presented on Bill C-47, the Northern Jobs and Growth Act, in front of the federal Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development. Full story >>>
  • Lands & Regulations

    Jan 14, 2002
    The PDAC’s Lands and Regulations Committee is an amalgamation of the former Lands and Mining Regulations committees. Full story >>>
  • Lands

    Jan 13, 2002
    The PDAC National Database on Protected Area Strategies was developed in November 2003 and is posted on this site. Full story >>>
  • PDAC Submission On The Recommended Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan

    Jan 13, 2002
    The Recommended Peel Watershed Land Use Plan, produced by the Peel Watershed Planning Commission (PWPC), is the second regional land use plan in Yukon produced under the mandate of Yukon First Nation land claims agreements. Full story >>>
  • PDAC Submission On The Proposed Approach To Habitat Protection For Woodland Caribou

    Jan 11, 2002
    Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) is considering an approach to developing a regulation intended to protect the habitat of forest-dwelling Woodland Caribou. Full story >>>
  • PDAC Position Statement – Land Use Planning & Land Access

    Jan 11, 2002
    In spring 2010, the PDAC Lands and Regulations and Aboriginal Affairs committees participated in a workshop to develop a position statement on land access and land use planning. Full story >>>
  • Joint Submission To The Nunavut Water Board

    Jan 10, 2002
    At the Pre-Hearing Conference that the Nunavut Water Board convened on May 30, 2011, those in attendance were asked to identify any additional parties who would be potentially interested in participating in the Public Hearing to be held in relation to the proposed Nunavut Waters Regulations. Full story >>>
  • Map Staking / Ground Staking

    Jan 08, 2002
    In March 2003 the board of directors agreed that the association should advocate map staking as a strategy for acquiring mineral rights in Canada but that this position should not be interpreted as opposition to ground staking. Full story >>>
  • Northern Regulatory Regime

    Jan 08, 2002
    The Industry-Government Overview Committee on the Northern Regulatory Regime (IGOC) was formed in 2000 to identify problems associated with working in Canada’s three northern territories, make recommendations and take actions to resolve them. Full story >>>
  • Nunavut Planning And Project Assessment Act

    Jan 06, 2002
    In November 2010, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Chamber of Mines (NWTNCM), the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) submitted a letter to the Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) in relation to Bill C-25, the proposed Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act that was tabled in the House of Commons for First Reading on May 12, 2010. Full story >>>
  • Ontario Government’s Review Of The Mining Act

    Jan 06, 2002
    The PDAC's comprehensive response to the regulatory proposals under Ontario's modernized Mining Act are posted here for your information and review. Full story >>>
  • Ontario Far North Act – Bill 191

    Jan 05, 2002
    On June 2, 2009 the Ontario Government introduced legislation (the ‘Far North Act’) related to its Far North planning initiative. The proposed legislation seeks to permanently create an interconnected network of protected areas that cover more than half of the Far North Boreal region of Ontario in a network of conservation lands. Full story >>>
  • Mineral Exploration OS / Department Of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

    Jan 04, 2002
    2009 marks the fifth year anniversary of the signing of an agreement between the National Resource Industry Associations (NRIA), a coalition of seven Canadian resource groups, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). On July 16, 2007, a communiqué update was sent out to all DFO staff and NRIA companies. Full story >>>