Modernizing the Mining Act: Update Bulletins

MAM Update - Special PDAC edition - March 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

See You at the 2017 PDAC Convention

The Mining Act Modernization Phase 3 team will be at the 2017 annual convention of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) to provide a number of venues and opportunities for mineral development clients to learn more about Schedule 2 of the proposed Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act (Bill 39).

MAM Update - February 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

We Will Need Your Up-to-Date Mailing Address

Contingent upon legislation (Bill 39) being passed, all existing MNDM mineral exploration and development clients would be notified by mail with instructions to register their client profile in the new Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS). For that reason, you should ensure that we have your current mailing address on file.

MAM Update - Special Edition - January 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Sault Ste. Marie Mining Division Spatial Data Now Available

New spatial data for the Sault Ste. Marie Mining Division is now available on CLAIMaps. Other divisions for which spatial data can currently be viewed include the Kenora, Red Lake, Patricia, and Southern Ontario Mining Divisions. Over the coming year, this new data will be made available for the other mining divisions as they are updated.

MAM Update - January 2017

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Bill 39 Committee Hearings Scheduled

The Standing Committee on Justice Policy intends to hold public hearings in Toronto on Thursday, February 23, 2017 and Thursday, March 2, 2017 to consider Bill 39, An Act to amend the Aggregate Resources Act and the Mining Act. Interested people who wish to be considered to make an oral presentation on Bill 39 on Thursday, February 23, 2017 should provide their contact name, mailing address, phone number, and email address to the Clerk of the Committee by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

MAM Update - December 2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Table of Contents

Bill 39 Sent to Committee

Second reading debate on Bill 39 at Queen’s Park ended on November 15 and the bill was referred to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy for review. The committee will decide how, where and when to entertain public comment and then will review the Bill section by section and consider amendments. All told the bill was debated for more than nine hours in the Ontario Legislature since it was introduced on October 27th. Here are some excerpts of the debate:

MAM Update - November 2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Queen’s Park Debates Bill 39

Debate on the proposed Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act (Bill 39) has begun in the Ontario Legislature. When second reading was called on October 27th, Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle said:

MAM Update - Second Reading - October 2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act Called for Second Reading

Today in the Ontario Legislature, Bill 39 was called for second reading. After opening speeches, a certain amount of time is allotted for the bill to be debated in the House, which is likely to take place over a number of days, before it has its second reading.

MAM Update - October 2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

September 1, 2017 Target Deadline for Georeferencing Mining Claims

If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to think about georeferencing mining claims recorded prior to November 1, 2012. As of that date, it has been required that all new mining claims be georeferenced using GPS technology that is in accordance with Ontario’s “Georeferencing Standards for Unpatented Mining Claims” guidelines.

MAM Update - Special Edition - October 2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Ontario Legislature Moving Forward With Mining Act Modernization Bill

Today at Queen’s Park, Ontario introduced the Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, a bill to amend and modernize both the Mining Act under the auspices of the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Aggregate Resources Act.

With respect to modernizing the Mining Act, the new bill replaces legislative proposals contained in Bill 155, which was pre-empted by prorogation of the Ontario Legislature in September.

MAM Update - September 2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Have You Georeferenced Your Mining Claims?

As part of the ongoing Mining Act Modernization process, Ontario is proposing to convert existing mining claims to new, cell-based claims, implement a province-wide system of online mining claim registration, and launch a new electronic Mining Lands Administration System (MLAS). In advance of the proposed conversion process, we have been encouraging you to georeference your claims.

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