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Translating Canada’s Critical Minerals Strategy to Action

20 Mar 2024

measures include to: • Reclassify the costs incurred during the construction • Expedite the tabling and passage of legislation and production of Canadian mines primarily focused to create the Clean Technology Manufacturing on critical minerals. [...] • The Impact Assessment Agency should continue its efforts to improve the tailoring of assessments • In response to the Supreme Court of Canada’s to key issues in the federal jurisdiction that opinion on the constitutionality of the Impact address gaps not captured by other processes as Assessment Act (IAA), amend the IAA to well as the scoping of Indigenous engagement appropriately focus on effec. [...] Amendments to the Act should be Fisheries and Oceans Canada must accelerate the supported by clear guidance to proponents and development and publication of Codes of Practice potentially impacted communities to support and Prescribed Works and Waters Regulations for the transition to an amended Act and mitigate routine works, undertakings and activities with investment uncertainty. [...] • Amend the Physical Activities Regulations (Project • Fisheries and Oceans Canada should plan for the List) as part of the mandatory five-year review of necessary amendments to address legislative the regulations by: shortcomings in the Fisheries Act that prevents the use of viable fish habitat banks by third-parties. [...] incorporates measurable criteria reflecting the TRC’s call to the corporate sector and establishes what is Across the country, partnerships between companies considered good practice in TSM that includes aiming and communities are directly contributing to to achieve FPIC before proceeding with development reconciliation and the implementation of the Truth and where impacts to rights may occur.
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