Public consultations by government authorities
As mentioned in the Environmental Authorization section, the Ontario provincial government requires environmental studies and permits, as well as public consultations, for all advanced exploration and mine development projects. Applications for projects with a potential effect on the environment are posted on Ontario’s Environmental Registry opens a new window, providing the public the opportunity to submit comments directly online.
We are currently in the process of obtaining all necessary permits for the Advanced Exploration phase. All authorizations or approvals required for the Production/Mining phase will come at a later stage. More information on this specific process will be provided in time.
At the federal level, should the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada determine that an Impact Assessment is required for the Upper Beaver project, it will hold public consultations. Prior to that, we would develop an engagement plan and validate it with the Agency and with local communities – we anticipate the timing of these engagements to be near the end of 2021, after receiving Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines from the federal government. See the Impact Assessment section for more information on the Impact Assessment process and timeline.
We will continue to engage with Indigenous groups, land owners and cottagers in the area to keep them informed about our plans and to specifically consult them on our closure plan, as required by ENDM.
More details on our engagement and consultation activities will be communicated when available through our News and Events section or by directly notifying concerned stakeholders, Indigenous groups or other interested groups.
Meanwhile, our team is always available to answer your questions or concerns regarding our projects and activities.