Court decision not excuse to dump mine early, says former Liberal PM Justin Trudeau
On June 19, 2013, the RCMP announced that there were no “current grounds” to continue the mine’s operation. The decision ended the Liberals’ 12-year reign as Canada’s first government in decades to take this route.
On January 27, 2014, a court in Quebec ruled that the mine had to be stopped. And on August 3, 2014, Canada announced it would suspend all uranium production operations in Canada.
“To this day, mine tailings are still sitting in the rive바카라사이트r. I haven’t seen any progress on it. It has all happened over 10 years,” said Tom Gillett, who led the Canadian government’s team that brought the project to a halt.
Gillett told VICE’s The Morning After show that the Canadian government never gave up hope of moving forward on uranium in Canada, despite the current mine closure.
“I wouldn’t call them satisfied, they just weren’t content to throw it into the ocean,” he said, according to The Morning After’s Andrew Scheer.
As recently as a year ago, Canada was preparing to abandon the mine and put the우리카지노 project back on track. But it took the Liberal government until November 2, 2014, to get approval from all levels of government for the project to proceed.
In July 2014, Harper promised “significant” changes to the mining process in the wake of the Quebec mining tragedy that left three miners dead.
And the Liberals and NDP have been taking strong positions on the controversial mine.
Accogospelhitzrding to a July 2014 briefing note obtained by The Canadian Press, the government’s new review group has taken aim at uranium enrichment projects in six other provinces, including Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and the Northwest Territories. In the federal-provincial review, the government wants to make a number of changes to mining regulations, which have drawn criticism in both the Senate and Opposition benches.
The government would like to see uranium prices stay in a level where the value is equal to at least a six-per-cent discount to prices in neighbouring U.S. states, which currently command a 10-per-cent discount. The report also calls for a reduction in regulations on uranium exploration, production, disposal, and transportation.
“This would allow for greater innovation and more Canadian-style uranium enrichment capacity which would be compatible with current Canadian regulations for uranium enrichment,” the memo reads.
Gillett, a former environmental lawyer who heads the Canadia