Canadian Mining Journal


Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP


  • Feature

    Tax considerations for cross-border work

    January 1, 2014 by Adrienne Oliver, partner and national co-chair tax, Norton Rose Fulbright, Toronto

    When Canadian employees of Canadian mining companies work abroad, a number of tax issues arise for both employer and employee. With advance planning, and a combination of tax, employment law and immigration advice, the risks can be managed. So…

  • Feature

    CSR: A new era?

    December 1, 2013 by Janne Duncan*

    Can a Canadian parent mining company with a foreign subsidiary be liable for human rights violations that occur at the subsidiary? An Ontario court has recently allowed this issue to proceed to trial in three related actions against HudBay…

  • News

    OPINION: Transnational corporate liability for human rights violations, part 2

    September 12, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    Part 1 of this discussion appeared in CMJ’s Sept. 11 Daily Headline News.

  • News

    OPINION: Transnational corporate liability for human rights violations, part 1

    September 11, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    Can a Canadian parent company with a subsidiary operating in a foreign jurisdiction be liable for human rights violations in the foreign jurisdiction that occur at the level of the subsidiary? In a recent decision, an Ontario court has allowed…

  • Feature

    Negotiating development agreements in tough times

    August 1, 2013 by Avril Cole

    Kinross Gold Corporation’s recent announcement that it will not proceed with further development of the Fruta del Norte project in Ecuador has refocused attention on the perennial debate about the equitable allocation of natural resource…

  • News

    HEALTH & SAFETY: Ontario to step up enforcement

    July 22, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    Ontario mine operators should be aware that the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) is once again increasing its enforcement of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act) in mining operations in July and August 2013 as part of the…

  • Feature

    Undermining our mining industry?

    December 1, 2012 by Adrienne Oliver and Glenn Hines

    Canada’s leading position for the formation and listing of mining companies with worldwide assets may be in jeop­ardy as a result of proposed new “foreign affiliate dumping rules” released by the Department of Finance…

  • Feature

    Mining development and numbered treaties

    October 1, 2012 by Pierre-Christian Labeau*

    Numbered treaties concluded in the second half of the nineteenth century cover all the Prairie provinces. They gave the aboriginal signatories the right to hunt, trap and fish throughout the territory “saving and except such tracts as may…

  • Feature

    Rare earth elements and property protection

    August 1, 2012 by Mark Sajewycz and John Pivnicki

    As existing mineral reserves become depleted and high grade ores become less accessible due to geopolitical factors, process technologies for the extraction and upgrading of low grade mineral reserves will become invaluable. Rare Earth Elements…

  • News

    Dispute resolution involving international mining transactions

    June 4, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    When Canadian mining companies are involved in interna­tional projects with multiple parties and jurisdictions, the legal landscape that comes with it can be challenging to navigate. If there is a dispute, the courts of more than one…

  • Feature

    Protect your business from departing employees

    June 1, 2012 by Sarah C. Crossley

    Companies spend significant amounts of time and capital investing in their employees and business relationships. Such an investment may be greatly compromised when an employee leaves to join a competitor. A company’s operations may be…