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Five key takeways from Canada's new mine approval process

In February 2018, after years of political promises and consultation processes, Canada’s federal government introduced a new assessment regime that would apply to mine projects. If passed, a new Impact Assessment Act (IAA) will replace the existing Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012).

Five key takeways from Canada's new mine approval process Five key takeways from Canada's new mine approval process Five key takeways from Canada's new mine approval process Five key takeways from Canada's new mine approval process Five key takeways from Canada's new mine approval process

Developers may need to allocate more time to go through the permitting process in Canada under the IAI

While the proposed process only applies to projects or activities that have potential effects on matters of federal jurisdiction, given the nature of projects, any significant new mine would be