Lavery is pleased to announce that its Energy and Natural Resources team counselled and assisted the Stornoway Diamond Corporation (hereafter referred to as Stornoway) in the development of two agreements with ministries of the Government of Quebec concerning a 243-kilometer extension of Highway 167 to connect the communities of Chibougamau and Mistissini with the Renard Diamond Project, which could become Quebec’s first diamond mine.
The signing of the two Stornoway agreements with, on the one hand, the ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune and, on the other, the ministère des Transports was announced in Chibougamau on August 1st. These agreements set out the terms for Stornoway’s financial participation in the construction and maintenance costs for the Highway 167 Extension.
This is one of the five major infrastructure projects announced on May 9, 2011 by the Government of Quebec as part of its Plan Nord and designed to provide access to areas with the greatest potential for economic development.
Lavery’s Energy and Natural Resources Law team consists of 20 lawyers who complementary expertise makes it possible to respond to the needs of energy, mining and other natural resource companies in Quebec.