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Publications Release Notice — December 4, 2012

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on December 4, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is February 5, 2013. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Statement from Minister of Northern Development and Mines on Aboriginal Consultation and Mineral Exploration

Ministry: 

Rick Bartolucci, Minister of Northern Development and Mines, released the following statement today on consulting with Aboriginal communities on mineral exploration and development:

“Our government is responsible for managing Crown lands and the natural resources of this province. In so doing, we must balance the need to promote economic development and our thriving mineral exploration and development sector with our commitment to meeting our constitutional obligations to Aboriginal peoples.

Publications Release Notice — November 6, 2012

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on November 6, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is December 4, 2012.

Summary of Field Work and Other Activities 2012

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey is pleased to provide Summary of Field Work and Other Activities, 2012 (OFR 6280) for electronic distribution.

Summary of Field Work and Other Activities presents highlights of, and key new information from, mapping and geoscientific research conducted during the year.

Ontario’s Mining Act: New Rules, New Tools

Ministry: 

In 2006, Ontario introduced its first ever Mineral Development Strategy, which provided the foundation for the sustainable management and stewardship of Ontario’s mineral resources. Our goal was to reinforce the province’s international position as a leading mining jurisdiction and to promote responsible mineral development for the benefit of all Ontarians. Our modernized Mining Act continues to support these aims.

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