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Minister's Statement on Federal Carbon Tax Impact on Natural Gas Costs
August 1, 2019 - Toronto — Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, issued the following statement in response to Enbridge's application of the federal carbon tax on natural gas rates:

Joint Statement Regarding the Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference
July 18, 2019 - CRANBROOK, BRITISH COLUMBIA — Greg Rickford, Ontario Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, Bronwyn Eyre, Saskatchewan Minister of Energy and Resources, and Sonya Savage, Alberta Minister of Energy, released the following joint statement today following the 2019 Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference:

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Recent News

Publications Release Notice — August 5, 2015

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on August 5, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is October 6, 2015. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Publications Release Notice — June 2, 2015

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on June 2, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is August 5, 2015. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Report of Activities 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey’s Resident Geologist Program is pleased to provide Report of Activities 2014 for electronic distribution.

Publications Release Notice — April 14, 2015

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on April 14, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is June 2, 2015. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Progress update – March 2015

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Preview Ontario’s Proposed Provincial Grid

Preview a demo of the proposed provincial grid on the CLAIMaps system to visualize your claim holdings under the proposed online system.

Moving from Ground-based to Cell-based Mining Claims

As part of the ongoing Mining Act Modernization process, Ontario is proposing to implement an online mineral tenure acquisition process. Under the proposed system, you would go online to select predefined cells on a provincial grid, and register mining claims for those cells.

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