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MINING ACT MODERNIZATION

The Mining Amendment Act, 2009, (Bill 173) was enacted by the Ontario Legislature in October 2009. Immediate changes to the Mining Act (Ontario) included the deemed withdrawal of mining rights, including prospecting and claim staking on private land in Southern Ontario. Other amendments have been implemented over a phased-in approach as the relevant regulations and policies have been developed by the Ministry of Northern Developments and Mines (“MNDM” or the “Ministry”) following stakeholder consultation. More…