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.

On October 6th at Queen’s Park, Ontario introduced the Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act (Bill 39), 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.

If passed, the proposed legislation would implement online registration of mining claims and a new modernized electronic mining lands administration system. The proposed amendments to the Mining Act would enhance the province’s global competitiveness in mining.

You can learn more about the MNRF Aggregate Resources Act or read more about how bills are made into law in Ontario.

NOTE: If you are downloading Bill 39, the section of the Aggregate and Mining Modernization Act relating to Ontario’s Mining Act is contained in Schedule 2 of the bill (you will need to scroll down from the top of the page to the section bearing the heading – Schedule 2 – Amendments to the Mining Act.)

You can learn more about modernizing the Mining Act by visiting our Mining Act Modernization website or for more information contact the Provincial Recording Office at 1-888-415-9845