Ontario court dismisses junior miner’s exploration permit over failure to consult – CIM Mag

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201889 Views

Landore Resources and Ontario mines ministry failed to properly consult Eabametoong First Nation over drilling permit, court rules

August 08, 2018

The Ontario Superior Court threw out a junior mining company’s permit for drilling work on Eabametoong First Nation’s traditional territory in northern Ontario after ruling that the company and the province had failed in their duty to adequately consult with the Nation.

Justice Harriet Sachs wrote in a mid-July ruling that Landore Resources Canada and Ontario’s Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM) did not meet the required level of consultation to be seen as “upholding the honour of the Crown” when dealing with Eabametoong.

The judge wrote that both Landore and the MNDM dealt with Eabametoong in an opaque way that left the First Nation in the dark about why and how decisions were being made, and excluded them from parts of the process.

Read More: http://magazine.cim.org/en/news/2018/ontario-court-dismisses-junior-miner-exploration-permit-failure-to-consult/

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