Mining Sector-Specific Native Community Consultation Policy
Speakers: Céline Létourneau, François Dupuis and Dorra Djemal (MERN)
Date: November 18, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The short course is free of charge, but participants must register for it in advance. Places are limited.
In the context of mining activity, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources has an obligation under section 2.3 of the Mining Act, enacted on December 10, 2013, to develop, make public, and maintain a policy of consultation with native communities specific to the mining sector, which has been achieved over the last number of years.
The purpose of the Policy is to promote mineral resource development in a manner that is respectful of the host environment, thereby meeting the expectations of native communities and the mining industry.
The Policy’s long-considered approach is the result of balancing the government’s constitutional duty to consult with native communities, the willingness of native communities to be involved in mineral resource development in the territory, and the predictability needs of mining companies in their mining projects.
The Policy is the result of a real collaborative effort involving all partners (native communities, relevant departments and representatives of the mining industry).
Present the mining sector-specific native community consultation Policy, with emphasis on its guidelines and the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved.
Thematic: Consultation with native communities, social acceptability of mining projects.