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Mining Activities and Land Use Planning – Québec Delegates New Powers to Regional County Municipalities

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La version française suit /  French language version follows

On January 11, 2017, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Québec (“MERN“), Mr. Pierre Arcand, published new Government Policy Directions (in French only) aimed at promoting the harmonious coexistence of mining activities with other uses of the territory. On the same day, the Québec Government also issued Decree 1075-2016, which sets December 14, 2016 as the date on which section 108 of the Act to amend the Mining Act (2013, chapter 32) came into force.

As a result of these developments, which follow the 2013 reform … Continue Reading