Ontario’s Mining Albatross: Ring of Fire on life-support for years to come

The opening sentence of the latest legal ruling emanating from the James Bay lowlands says it all: “The north is not a quiet place”. That’s because throughout this 43-page ruling it’s the lawyers who are profiled in full court press in what is a tour de force of no-holds-barred resource sector litigating. They’re the sole reason the north is not a quiet place; because when the dust...

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CBC Sudbury Interview – First Nations power growing in natural resource development

CBC Sudbury Interview – First Nations power growing in natural resource development

Ontario First Nations are demanding to be heard when it comes to natural resource developments. Listen to my recent interview with CBC Sudbury and how Solid Gold’s approach is an example of how not to talk to Natives! Source – CBC...

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Wahgoshig First Nation v. Ontario & Solid Gold Resources Corporation

There’s now an important trilogy of mining exploration rulings in Ontario  – Platinex / Frontenac Ventures / Solid Gold – and it’s the latter that rings-in 2012 as native legal win # 158. The Ontario Supreme Court ruling takes Solid Gold to task over it’s lack of consultation saying that: “the evidence indicates that it made a concerted, willful effort not to...

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