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Mineral Resources Act

The government is reviewing the Mineral Resources Act (MRA) and intends to table amendments in fall 2015.
This is MANS’ submission to the review consultation process. “Mine? Ours. Achieving the full benefits of Nova Scotia’s mineral resources” was first submitted to the Department of Natural Resources in November 2013. It offers a comprehensive approach to improving the MRA in ways that would help the industry grow and create more jobs for Nova Scotians, especially in rural areas. It is consistent with the Ivany report’s call for “a modern and responsive legislative framework to support and promote sustainable mineral resource management.” We hope the Government will adopt all its recommendations in order to achieve the full benefits of our shared mineral resources.
Additionally, this letter addresses various issues raised by the government in its consultation survey and others which have arisen recently.