(English) Canada

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▷ In Ontario, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI), Wahgoshig and Ardoch First Nations prevented mining projects from getting past the exploration stage on their lands. Their successes contributed to opening up Ontario’s 150-year-old mining act for reforms.
▷ The Prosperity copper-gold mine proposal that would have destroyed a lake of great importance to area First Nations in British Columbia was turned down twice after a twenty year fight.
▷ The James Bay Cree Nation’s rejection of Strateco’s Matoush advanced exploration uranium project opened the door to a possible province-wide ban on uranium mining in Québec.
▷ The Nunavut Impact Review Board turned down the Kiggavik uranium mine in Baker Lake, now awaiting a final decision from the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs.
▷ Cliff’s Ring of Fire chromite project collapsed in the face of First Nations’ demands for meaningful environmental and social impact assessment (and lower metal prices).