“Citizens of the Northwest Territories “could be as rich as Dubai” if mining companies paid more”
— by Ashley Renders, for VICE NEWS CANADA
“Mining Tailings Storage: Safety is no accident, was prompted by tailings dams disasters and rising global concerns about the safety, management and impacts of storing and managing large volumes of mine tailings.
The increasing number and size of tailings dams around the globe magnifies the potential environmental, social and economic cost of catastrophic failure impact and the risks and costs of perpetual management. These risks present a challenge for this generation, and if not addressed now, a debt we will leave to future generations.” (taken from GRID-Arendal)
“MR. O’REILLY: Merci, Monsieur le President. My question is for the Minister responsible for Mining. My statement described a recently released study that reviewed the NWT sector and compared it against international standards. The GNWT Commission Study says that we mostly failed or there is room for significant improvements. Can the Minister tell us when this study was completed and why it was released well after any of the public engagement meetings on the Mineral Resources Act? Mahsi, Mr. Speaker. ”
1.Intro & Mining Cycle 2.Indigenous Rights Issues 3.Environmental Issues 4.Socio-Economic Issues
Responsible Extraction: An analysis of the Northwest Territories Mineral Development Strategy Panel report. Prepared for Standing Committee on Economic Development & Infrastructure, Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories. Prepared by Shauna Morgan, Sarah Dobson and Tee Lim, The Pembina Institute August 2013.