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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 — April 8 and 15, 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on April 8 or 15, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is June 3, 2014. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Report of Activities 2013

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey’s Resident Geologist Program is pleased to provide Report of Activities 2013 for electronic distribution.

Progress update – March 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Mining Lands Administration going Digital

Ontario is continuing its phased approach to modernizing its Mining Act. This means implementing province-wide online claim staking and a modern mining lands administration system. Implementing this phase of Mining Act Modernization requires the enactment of some technical changes to the Mining Act and some regulations.

2014 Ontario Geological Survey Field Projects

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey will conduct approximately 40 geoscience mapping projects across Ontario during 2014. The accompanying map highlights active projects planned for Northern and Southern Ontario.

Progress update – November 2013

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Why ongoing Mining Act Modernization?

Ontario has the largest metal mining sector in Canada, and accounts for nearly a quarter of the country’s mineral production.

Through new regulations, legislation and policies under Mining Act Modernization (MAM), Ontario aims to stay out in front when it comes to mineral exploration and development in Canada.

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