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Summary of Field Work and Other Activities, 2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey is pleased to provide Summary of Field Work and Other Activities, 2016 (OFR 6323) 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.

Publications Release Notice — December 20, 2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on December 20, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is February 7, 2017. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

MAM Update - December 2016

Mines and Minerals Division: 

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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.