Shawn Denstedt, Q.C., Partner, Litigation and Sander Duncanson, Associate, Litigation; both from our Calgary office, are members of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP’s Regulatory, Environmental and Aboriginal group. They are contributing authors in the September 2012 issue of CCH’s iComply for Mining in Canada, No.4, the only monthly, electronic journal that features the latest in Canadian legal and regulatory developments updates and analysis, exclusively tailored for the mining sector operating within Canada.
The article, Preliminary Strategies for Managing Aboriginal Risks, discusses the common sources of regulatory delay and uncertainty for new mining projects in Canada. Mining exploration and development permits have been successfully challenged in the courts on the basis of inadequate Aboriginal consultation and are often the reason that regulatory approvals are overturned. Delays can impact litigation costs, loss of revenue and opportunities to market the commodity in question. It is critical that those undertaking mining projects in Canada understand the legal requirements and the risks associated with Aboriginal rights and consultation and develop strategies to manage these risks.
“iComply for Mining in Canada is the only electronic journal that features the latest Canadian legal and regulatory developments, updates, and analysis exclusively tailored for the mining sector operating within Canada. It offers the latest state-of-play across a wide array of subject areas to meet the informational needs of this complex industry sector. This article is reproduced with permission; published by and copyright CCH Canadian Limited, Toronto, Ontario."
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