Mining industry-Aboriginal engagement pursuant to new Ontario Mining Act rules: Preliminary examination of potential impacts

CIM Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2016

K. Webb
Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

M. Hohn
Akashic Communications, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

http://dx.doi.org/10.15834/cimj.2016.4
Abstract This paper reviews the evolving Ontario mining regime for mining industry-Aboriginal engagement and its apparent alignment with court decisions, domestic law, emerging international norms, mining industry rules, and mining firm-Aboriginal agreements, drawing on publicly available commentary from government officials, the private sector, and Indigenous communities. This paper provides a preliminary analysis of the potential implications of the new regime, especially for the mining industry and Aboriginal communities and, on that basis, discusses possible future developments.
Keywords: Aboriginal communities, Consultation, Ontario Mining Act, Stakeholder engagement
Résumé Le présent article analyse le régime minier de l’Ontario pour l’engagement entre l’industrie minière et les Autochtones et son harmonisation avec les décisions des tribunaux, le droit interne, les nouvelles normes internationales, les règles de l’industrie minière et les ententes compagnies minières-Autochtones en se basant sur des commentaires, disponibles publiquement, d’officiels gouvernementaux, du secteur privé et des communautés autochtones. Cet article fournit une analyse préliminaire des implications potentielles du nouveau régime, surtout pour l’industrie minière et les communautés autochtones et, en s’appuyant sur ces données, il traite des futurs développements possibles.
Mots-Clé Communautés autochtones, consultation, engagement des parties intéressées, Loi sur les mines (Ontario)
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