Having a good geologist is key to the success of any mining or exploration company. But in a world of constantly evolving laws governing mineral extraction, indigenous rights and environment, having a good lawyer might be just as important.
If McCarthy Tétrault’s latest report on Mining in the Courts is any indication, Canadian mining and exploration companies might need a whole team of lawyers just to stay on top of some of the legal precedents set in 2015 and new regulations that are coming into play.
From Canada’s commitment to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to hefty new fines in place in B.C. to back up rules governing management of tailings ponds, B.C.’s mining and exploration sectors have a lot to digest if they don’t want to run afoul of the law at home or abroad. Continue Reading →