The Ontario Superior Court Halts Exploratory Work by a Mining Company and Orders Tripartite Consultation with the First Nation and the Province

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On January 3, 2012, the Ontario Superior Court ordered that Solid Gold Resources Corp. (“Solid Gold”), a junior mining exploration company, be enjoined from carrying on any further mineral exploration activity for 120 days on a parcel of land claimed by the Wahgoshig First Nation (“Wahgoshig) as its traditional territory. The Court also ordered that during this period Solid Gold, Wahgoshig and the Province of Ontario (“Ontario”) were to enter into a process of bona fide, meaningful consultation and accommodation regarding any future activity on the land. Furthermore, the Court reserved the right of Wahgoshig to seek an extension of the injunction in the event that the consultation process is not productive.

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