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Mini-Symposium – Canada's Mineral Landscape: Aboriginal Rights and Related Issues

  • 19 Nov 2014
  • 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Twenty Toronto Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2B8
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  • Includes annual TGDG membership.
  • Follow link in "Registration for Online Broadcast Only"

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The TGDG is pleased to present a mini-symposium on Canada's Mineral Landscape: Aboriginal Rights and Related Issues This mini-symposium will feature a variety of exciting talks from industry leaders, and will be followed by a networking event. A portion of this event will be broadcast online FREE of charge to members unable to attend in person. Please see event details below (or download the mini-symposium flyer).


Pre-registration is required for this symposium. Cost is $80 for TGDG members, $115 for non-members (includes admission and annual membership) and free for students (registration and student card required). Please complete your registration online to secure your spot. Space is limited, so book early! Please contact us if you have any issues registering online.

Note that registration closes November 16. There will be no refunds for no shows, to receive a refund the TGDG needs to be notified prior to November 12. If space remains, registration will be available at the door at a surcharge of $20.


A portion of this event (13:00-17:15 pm) will be broadcast online FREE of charge.  You must register online to access the online broadcast.  This event broadcast is made possible through Geosoft, and is available to TGDG members only.

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12:30 pm  Registration and late registration
1:00 pm  Bill McGuinty (VP Operations, Globex Mining Enterprises Inc.) - Welcome and Introduction
1:25 pm  Sheriden Barnett (Principal, Boreal Centre for Dispute Resolution) - A Practitioners’ Guide to Aboriginal Engagement for Mineral Explorers in Canada
1:45 pm  Mike Fox (Fox High Impact Consulting) – Expectations and challenges with exploration agreements
2:05 pm  Adam Chamberlain (Partner, Borden Ladner GervaisLLB) – Impact benefit agreements
2.25 pm  Lesley Williams, Manager, Aboriginal Affairs and Resource Development (PDAC) – Resource Revenue Transparency: the mandatory disclosure of payments to governments
2:45 pm  Coffee break
3:00 pm Bernie Hughes (Director Aboriginal Relations Branch, Ontario MNDM) – Government support to consultation in Aboriginal capacity initiatives in Ontario


PANEL: Operational Perspectives; agreements/relationships

3:20 pm Don Bubar (President and CEO, Avalon Rare Metals)
  Glenn Nolan (VP Aboriginal Affairs, Noront Resources)

Steve Woolfenden (Mgr, Enviro Assessments & Approvals, IamGold Corp.)
  Robin Webster (President, Goldeye Explorations Ltd.)

4:40 pm  Discussion
5:00-6.30 pm Networking and refreshments at Twenty Toronto Street

Download full abstracts and speaker bios here.

You can also download the mini-symposium flyer and help share this opportunity with your friends and colleagues!

We look forward to seeing you November 19th. Please contact us if you have any questions.  

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