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Coming into force of the amendments to the Regulation respecting mineral substances other than petroleum, natural gas and brine on December 31, 2015

Brigitte Dionne and Hélène Giroux
Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles

The Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting mineral substances other than petroleum, natural gas and brine (chapter M-13.1, r. 2) came into force on December 31, 2015. The regulation also triggered the coming into force of seven provisions of the Act to amend the Mining Act, including the following requirements:

The Regulation also provides for the following amendments:

The amendments to the Regulation respecting mineral substances other than petroleum, natural gas and brine clearly reflect the importance the Government ascribes to transparency and public participation with a view to promoting the social acceptability of projects. They are also indicative of the Government’s support for exploration work in the context currently faced by mining companies.

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