Mining Act

A list of reasoned decisions made by the Ontario Mining and Lands Commissioner under the Mining Act.

Decisions

These documents are available in English only.

Legend:

Acronym Act Acronym Act
MA (Mining Act) MunA (Municipal Act)
AA (Assessment Act) NA (Negligence Act)
ARA (Aggregate Resources Act) PLA (Public Lands Act)
BCA (Business Corporations Act) PLTA (Provincial Land Tax Act)
CA (Corporations Act) SA (Surveys Act)
ConA (Constitutional Act) SPPA (Statutory Powers Procedure Act)
CJA (Courts of Justice Act) TA (Time Act)
EA (Escheats Act) RCP (Rules of Civil Procedure)
EPA (Environmental Protection Act) Acronym Meaning
FIA (Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act) MC (Mining Claim)
IA (Interpretation Act) OSCJ (Ontario Superior Court of Justice)
JRPA (Judicial Review Procedure Act) PMR (Provincial Mining Recorder)
MTA (Mining Tax Act) SF (Statute of Frauds)

 

Decision Release Date Format
Armistice Resources Corp., Bear Lake Gold Ltd. & Jubilee Gold Inc. v. The Director of Mine Rehabilitation

Status of Jubilee Gold, proponents, owners, rehabilitation of mine hazards, closure plan, requirement of the Director of Mine Rehabilitation, s. 1, 105, 113, 139, 147, 152 and Part VII of the MA.
March 29, 2018 

Order on Preliminary

Motion Interlocutory Order

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Noranda v. The Director of Mine Rehabilitation

Mine hazards, closure plan, confirm, alter, revoke, requirement of the Director of Mine Rehabilitation, financial assurance, net present value, interest rate, s. 145, 147, 152 and Part VII of the MA.
March 26, 2018 Order PDF
Estate of Gerald Kaplan

Mining lands patent, certificate of forfeiture, relief from forfeiture, parcel, tax, vesting order, CA, EA, s. 656, 670, 671 of MA, 1960 & s. 105, 121, 196 of MA, 1990.
Dec 12, 2017
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Northern Gold Mining Inc. v. Jordan Ryan Belanger, his executors, heirs, successors or assigns
s. 68 of the MA
Sep. 30, 2016

 

Oct. 18, 2016

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Roy J. Rupert v. Jacques Robert, Randall Salo, Michael A. Tremblay & Delio J-J Tortosa Dec. 17, 2015
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Roy J. Rupert v. MNDM

Claim staking, staking process, overlapping staking, competitive staking, staking regulations, substantial compliance, preparation, role of recorded licensee, helpers, s. 43, 44, 46, 110, the MAO. Reg. 7/96.

 

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Jan. 12, 2016
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Glencore Canada Corporation v. Jacques Robert & Randall Salo

Lands exempted from staking, dams, waterworks, improvements, appeal, s. 32, s. 112, the
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Nov. 26, 2014

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Roy J. Rupert v. MNDM
Claim staking, staking process, staking regulations, substantial compliance, preparation, role of recorded licensee, helpers, s. 43 of MA, O. Reg. 115/91, 7/96, 196/06.
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June 20, 2014

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Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. v.Sanatana Resources Inc.
Rights and easements, material to be filed with application, motion for dismissal, procedural rules
Order on Costs
April 24, 2015


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May 8, 2014

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2274659 Ontario Inc. v. Canada Chrome Corporation
Surface rights on unpatented mining claims, consent, declaration of relief, referral, multiple use, public interest,
s. 50, 51, 54 of
MA, s. 21 of PLA.
Sept. 10, 2013
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Armistice Resources Corp. & Jubilee GoldInc. v. The Director of Mine Rehabilitation
Order of the Director of Mine Rehabilitation, mine hazards, closure plan, jurisdiction, dispute referred to Commissioner by Director, Director’s powers, s. 105, 113(b), ss.147(1), ss. 152(3), s. 153.2 of
Mining Act.
Jan. 31, 2013
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2274659 Ontario Inc. v. Canada Chrome Corporation and MNRF
Evidence of settlement discussions, without prejudice, settlement privilege, disclosure, confidentiality.
Nov. 6, 2012
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2274659 Ontario Inc. v. Canada Chrome Corporation and MNRF

and Neskatanga First Nation
Application for party status, jurisdiction of tribunal, interested persons,

multiple use of land, legal interest in proceedings, adding parties, constitutional duty to consult, First Nations, s. 51 of MA, PLA.

Aug. 24, 2012
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Tony Robert Yozipovic v. Lawrence Timothy Watson
Declaration delineating the ownership and rights and privileges to the minerals in, on or under a mining claim, surface rights, road access, void ab initio, exclusion of lands, rights in claim, ss. 32(1), 50(1), 50(2), s. 51, 79 of
MA.
May 11, 2012
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Hermann Daxl v. The Minister of Northern Development and Mines
Lands open for staking, size requirement, land having been staked but not recorded is not a barrier to staking, Act takes precedence over Regs., s. 27, 43, 112 of MA, s. 2, 11 of O. Reg.196/06.
Feb. 1, 2012
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Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry v. Clayton Larche and Larry Gervais
Surface rights on unpatented MC, holder does not consent to disposition of surface rights, referral by Minister, surface rights required for public use, waste disposal site, exclusion of part of surface rights from MC, order on consent, cl.35(1)(a), s.51, ss. 80(2) of MA.
Oct. 3, 2011
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Yvon Gagné & Partick Harrington v. Jim H. Forbes, James B. Forbes,

Steven Forbes & Melissa Forbes

Claim Staking, reopening, restaking, staking requirements, s. 72, ss. 112(1) of the Act, ss. 5(2) of O. Reg. 43/11.

Sept. 23, 2011
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MNRF & Municipality of Greenstone v.Michael Malouf
Holder of surface rights on unpatented mining claim does not consent to their disposition, surface rights required for public use, access, public lands, buffer zones, landfill sites, easements, s. 51 of the MA, PLA.
Sept. 24, 2010
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Moneta Porcupine Mines Inc. v. The Director of Mine Rehabilitation et al.
Mine hazards, certified closure plans, rehabilitation, Director’s Order, proponent, owner, patentee of mining rights, financial assurance, contrary intention, sections 1, 145 to 147, 152 and 153.3 of the MA.
May 21, 2010
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3814793 Canada Inc. et al. v. Pele Diamond et al.

Staking, lands under waters, criteria for recording non-overlapping portion of overlapping staking, priority of completion, inspection, mining licence of occupation, deemed abandonment of claim, s. 2, 41, 43, 44, 46, 71, 75, 112, ss.97(2), 110(6), MA, O.Reg. 7/96
Nov. 14, 2008
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Pele Diamond et al. v. Paulette A. Mosseau-Leadbetter et al. & MNDM
Staking, irregular area coterminous with lands not open, unsurveyed territory, application to record, sketch, mining licence of occupation, adverse inference, water boundary, purpose of Act, security of tenure, gores & fractions, real merits & substantial justice, s. 2, 43, 44, 46, 75, 112, 121, ss. 97(2), 110(6) of the MA, O. Reg. 7/96.
Nov. 4, 2008
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Dec. 27, 2007 Interlocutory Order

 

Dec. 27, 2007 Amended Order

 

Aug. 15, 2007 Order For Costs

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Minister of Transportation v. 1520658 Ontario Inc.
Act, definition section, Crown lands, use or occupation of the Crown, effect of Withdrawal Order on valid mining claims, exclusion of time, application to record, tenant at will of the Crown.cl.1(1)(a), s.27(a), 27(d), 29,35, cl.50(1)(a), ss. 51(1), 51(6), s. 79 of the MA. OSCJ Order – Oct. 16, 2009, available upon request. Court of Appeal For Ontario Decision.
Oct. 14, 2008 Order


Oct. 21, 2008 Amended Order

 


May 13, 2011

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Raymond’s Garage et al. v. Moneta Porcupine Mines Inc.
Application for surface rights compensation, similar relief sought in action already commenced in Ontario Superior Court of Justice, application under MA dismissed, multiple proceedings, s. 79, 107, 108, 109, MA.
Mar. 7, 2008
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Richard Rene Thibodeau v. MNDM
Filed only mining claims, staking requirements, deemed substantial compliance, failure to comply, application to record, appeal from PMR, s. 43, 112, MA, O. Reg. 7/96.
Oct. 5, 2007
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Daniel Roger Klassen v. Leon Bruce Staines
Entire landscape contemplated in exempt lands, used posts & deemed substantial compliance, mining lands, mining rights & surface rights, assessment work & compensation, appeal of dispute, s. 32, 79, 112, 121, s.s.. 43(2), 50(2), MA, O.Reg. 7/96
July 11, 2007
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Alan Reid & Brenda Reid v. David Robert Hoover
Referral by Minister, staked out & recorded for a purpose other than that of the mineral industry, improper use of land, cancellation, purpose of Act, assessment work, s. 2., s.s.. 54(1), 54(2), MA.
Mar. 2, 2007
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Resource Property Marketing Inc. v.Timmy Steven Corbeil
Agreement, staking of claims, money owing, refusal to pay, s. 105, MA
Oct. 6, 2006
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Eric Joseph Marion v. The Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake, et al.
Application to stake mining rights under patented mining claims, lands used or occupied as gardens, etc., dispute as to lands exempt, consent order with conditions, s.s.. 32(1), 32(2), MA, s.s.. 14(3), O. Reg. 7/96.
Sept. 21, 2006
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Mai Elizabeth Ward & James Vance v.Rapier Resources Inc.
Claims, title, agreement, re-acquire, dormancy, compensation, extrinsic evidence, s.s.. 15(1), SPPA, s. 105, MA
Aug. 22, 2006
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Yvon Gagné v. Falconbridge (formerly Noranda Inc.) & MNDM
Application for leave to file 2 nddispute, failure to appeal PMR’s decision, continuation of “Filed Only” application nunc pro tunc, leave granted after 1st anniversary & performance of assessment work, jurisdiction of Commissioner, when Order takes effect, lands staked twice by same individual, discretion of PMR to record 2nd staking, lands open during 31 day window after staking, abandonment during 31 day window, timing of notice to PMR of first abandonment, s.s.. 48(5), Eng/Fr version of MA, s. 27, 30, 67, 105, 112, 117, 121, 129, 136, s.s.. 44(1), 46(5), 48(6), 71(2), 75(1), 114(4), MA, s.s.. 21.2(3), SPPA, s. 19, s.s.. 16(1), 16(2), O.Reg. 7/96.
Aug. 9, 2006
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David J. Meunier v. Antony James Maciejewski & Gerry Donald Strilchuk & Goldcorp Inc. & Trevor Jersey Botel
Staking, substantial compliance, when MCopen for staking, time lands open for staking, manner of staking MC, application to record MC, O.Reg. 7/96 Claim Staking, s.1 & 2, of TA, s.s.. 70(7), 70(8), 70(9) and s.197, of MA.
Mar. 21, 2006 Order

 

Apr. 20, 2006

Amended Order

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Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry v. Kenneth Robert Kukkee
Surface rights on unpatented MC, holder does not consent to disposition of surface rights, referral by Minister, surface rights required for public use, land used for post-closure landfill (dump) attenuation zone, exclusion of part of surface rights from MC, withdrawal/reopening of lands, order on consent, cl.35(1)(a), s. 51, ss.80(2) of MA.
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Eric Marion v. Minister of Northern Development and Mines
Land not open for staking without consent, land upon which claim may not be staked out, surface rights, town site, relief from forfeiture, PMR, surface rights owners, disputes as to lands exempt, lots, residential plan, subdivision, administrative error, Ontario Northland Transportation Commission Act, s. 32, s.s.. 29(a), 49(1), 112(1), the MA
Dec. 22, 2005 PDF
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Citadel Gold Mines Inc.
Vesting Order, lands & mining rights, mining rights in, upon or underland(s), lands liable for acreage/mining tax, mining rights patent, history of mining tax provisions, municipal tax sales, tax arrears certificate,severance of surface rights, notice of forfeiture, s. 105, 121, 196, s.s.. 189(1), part XIII the MA, R.S.O. 1990, s. 661, 670, Part XIV the MA, R.S.O. 1960, MunA, R.S.O. 1970, AA, MTA, PLTA, EA, CA, BCA
Nov 30, 2005 Order

 

Aug. 25, 2006 Amended Order

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Rhonda Gail Smerchanski v Blue Marble Mining Corp.
Staking, substantial compliance, size & form of MC, manner of staking MC, Application to Record MC, MC open for staking, O.Reg. 7/96, Claim Staking, s. 96 the Constitution Act, 1867, s. 31 the SA, s.s.. 72.1(2) the TA, s. 38, 43, 44, 116 & 176 the MA
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Kevin Collins, Jo-Anne Collins, Karen Murphy, Julie Halle, Cecilia Cowdy, Elizabeth Cameron & Alexander Cameron v. Peter Waddington Griesbach
Reduction of area of MC, exclusion of part of surface rights, assessment work, lands used or occupied as gardens, etc., disputes as to lands exempt from staking, real merits & substantial justice, s. 65, 121, s.s.. 32(1), 46(2), 80(1) & 80(2) the MA, O.Reg. 6/96 & 7/96
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Charles Arnold Marshall v. Royal Victoria Minerals Limited and Charles Arnold Marshall v St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd.
Staking in substantial compliance, valid mining claim, filed only MC, appeal from decision of PMR, lands withdrawn from staking, lands upon which claim may not be staked, priority of completion, special circumstances, O.Reg. 7/96, s. 35 & 43, ss.44(2), 44(4), 67(5) & 112(1), cl.30(1)(f), the MA
Dec. 2, 2004 PDF
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2001352 Ontario Inc. v. The Minister of Northern Development & Mines and Inco Limited
Order for costs, costs, scale of costs, counsel fees, assessment officer, substantial indemnity basis, fees, disburse-ments, legal basis to award costs, obstruction, novel issue argument, dockets, bill of costs, conduct to lengthen proceedings, RCP & Tariff, s. 105, 126 and 127 the MA OSCJ Order – Apr. 9, 2002, available upon request.
Oct. 14, 2004

Order For Costs

Sept 20, 2004 Order For Costs

 

 

Nov. 15, 2002 Order

 

Sept 25, 2002 General Order

 

 

Nov. 30, 2001
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Aug. 2, 2001
Notice

 

July 12, 2001 Notice

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Anthony Robert Yozipovic v. Michael Robert Stares
Lands open, application to record MC, overlapping staking, valid mining claim, filed only MC, ‘donut staking’, recording a mining claim, invalidity of application, O. Reg. 7/96, s. 27, ss. 44(4), s. 46 & 105 the MA
Apr. 30, 2004 PDF
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Frank Galata
Resolution of dispute over encumbrances on MC, Memo of Agreement, bringing MCto Lease, ss. 81(2.1), the MA
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Lyle Holt v. Ontex Resources Limited
Substantial compliance with MA& Regs, deemed substantial compliance, staking requirements, MC staking in surveyed territory, s. 43, ss.110(6) & 112(1),the MA& ss. 5(5) & 5(6), cl.10(1)(3) & ss. 15(1) of Ont. Reg.7/96.
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Noranda Inc. v. The Director of Mine Rehabilitation
Mine Hazards, existing, proposed & certified closure plan, crown intervention, form & amount of financial assurance, rehabilitation measures, requirement of Director, ongoing water treatment & maintenance costs, s. 139, 141 to 147 & 152, the MA & s. 7 to 17 of O. Reg. 114/91.
Nov. 25, 2003 Order

 

May 14, 2003 Interlocutory Judgment

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Wollasco Minerals Inc. v. Ronald Price
Dispute of filed only MC, lands open, lands used or occupied as gardens, etc., staking, consent of owner, lands exempt, prospecting, substantial compliance, graze, hay, ss. 32(1), 32(2) & 112(1), the MA, EPA, cl.12(1)(3) & ss. 14(1) & (2) of O.Reg. 7/96.
Oct. 24, 2003
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Feb. 3, 2005
Amended Order

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Vedron Gold Inc. v. The Director of Mine Rehabilitation
Mine hazards, closure plan, requirement of Director, appeal to Commissioner, s.s.. 147(1), 152(1), MA.
Dec. 17, 2002 Conditional Dismissal

Mar. 1, 2002

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Tracey L. Griesbach v. Graphite Mountain Inc.
Costs, scale of costs, s. 126 & 127, the MA, s. 4.6 & ss. 17.1(2), the SPPA, s. 131, the CJA & Rule 57.01(1), the RCP (2002).
Aug. 23, 2002 Order

 

Oct. 17, 2002

Order on Costs

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Kenneth McCartney & Clare McCartney v.Graphite Mountain Inc.
Dispute of recorded claim, when not to be received, application for leave to file dispute, lands used or occupied as gardens, etc., application to record, false statements, deemed abandonment, inspection, s.s.. 8(4), 8(5),13(1), s. 20,
O.Reg. 7/96, s. 10, IA, s. 45, s.s.. 32(1), 44(1.2), s.s.. 71(1), 75(1), 76(5), cl.48(5)(c)(i)&(ii), MA
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Flag Resources (11085) Limited v. Terry Loney and MNDM
Application that MC staked in accordance with MA& Regs., application to move posts, appeal of decision of PMR, filed only MC, PMR Order, abandonment of part of MC, survey required in unsurveyed territory, special equitable lien, ss. 70(2), s.95 & 105, ss. 112(1) & 176(3), the MA
Jul. 24, 2002

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Apr. 29, 2002 Interlocutory

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Wallbridge Mining Company Limited v.MNDM & INCO
Order on costs, scale of costs, fix costs, counsel fees, assessment officer, mixed party & party basis, solicitor & client basis, fees, disbursements, authority to award costs, bill of costs, Rule 57 the RCP & Tariff, s. 131, the CJA, s, 105,126 & 127, the MA OSCJ Order – Feb. 4, 2002 – available upon request
Jul. 8, 2002

Order on Costs

May 30, 2001 Order

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Hans Matthews v. Wallbridge Mining Company Limited
Lands used or occupied as gardens, etc., disputes as to lands exempt, surface rights compensation, entry on land to perform work, owner of the surface rights, owner of the mining rights, s. 32, 78 & 79, the MA, Order granted on consent with conditions.
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Lake Superior Resources Corporation et al. v. Glenn Walter Bray et al.
Order on costs, application that agreement is in force & effect, & that notice should be recorded on MC, jurisdiction of Mining &Lands Commissioner, fixing costs above the tariff, solicitor & client costs, quantum of costs, pending proceedings, exclusion of time, transfer of proceeding to Superior Court of Justice, reference from Court to Commissioner, transfer from Court to Commissioner, when Order of Commissioner takes effect, s. 30(f), 105, 107, 108, 109, 126, 127 & 129(2), the MA, Rule 57, the RCP
Jan. 23, 2002 Order on Costs

 

Apr. 19, 2001 Notice

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Eric J. Marion v. Yvon M. Gagne & Jim H. Forbes
Contracts, agreements, breach of confidence, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, confidentiality, communication in confidence, unauthorized & misuse of information, proprietary information, fiduciary duty, liability, employees & consultants, staking, transfer of ownership, charge of person doing work on MC, s. 69 & 105, the MA
Oct. 12, 2001

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Sept. 14, 2001 Notice

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Pacific North West Capital Corp. v. T.R.C. Management and Consulting Inc.
Recording instruments, preliminary exploration agreement, notice of interest, affidavit of subscribing witness, recording to be notice, good faith, s. 60, 62 & 105, the MA
Oct. 11, 2001 Review Request

 

Jul. 27, 2001 Costs

 

 

May 4, 2001 Order

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Douglas Raymond Robinson v. MNDM &MNRF
Certification that proceeding is pending in a court, land upon which MC may not be staked out, cl.30(1)(g) of MA.
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Don Thomas Fudge & Leo Alarie & Sons, Limited v. MNRF, MNDM & 782900 Ontario Limited & Roger LaChance
Lands where a MC may not be staked, jurisdiction to record MC, commencement of surface mining, staking out of MC, application to record MC, recording a MC, disputes, directions as to conduct of proceedings, aggregate permit application, aggregates, transfer of proceeding to Superior Court of Justice, s. 30(b), 44, 46, 103, 104, 105, 107, 110, 111 & ss. 112(1), the MA, ARA, PLAOSCJ Order – September 13, 2000
Feb. 2, 2005 Order

 

June 20, 2001 Interlocutory Order

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Rene Bourque v. Marty Ed Thurston & David F. Burda
Agreements & transfers, sales or transfers after staking, joint tenancy, tenants in common, equitable interest consideration, ss. 58(1) & s. 105, the MA, SF
 

Jan. 31, 2001

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Mar. 9, 2000 Conditional Order

 

Nov. 15, 2000 Recommendations

 

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E. Taillefer, Sr. v. E. Taillefer, Jr. & Richard A. Cayer
Mining Lease, recorded holder of unpatented MC, ownership agreements & transfers, ss. 58(1) & s. 105, the MA
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Gerry Roy v. Berry, Ken McCombe & the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry
Easements, disposition of surface rights on unpatented MC, consent to disposition, O.Reg. 6/96, cl.30(1)(b), s. 50, 51, 79 & 80, of MA, s. 27 of PLA
Nov. 8, 2000 PDF
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Strike Minerals Inc. & Wheaton River Minerals Ltd. v. The Estate of Carl P. Forbes & Novawest Resources Inc.
Vesting Order, death of licensee or recorded holder, decision on real merits & substantial justice, beneficial owners, beneficiary, relief from forfeiture, s. 74, 105 & 121, the MA
Jun. 27, 2000 PDF
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Skead Holdings Ltd. v. Erhard Edward Powileit & Krimhild Johanna Magee
Right to lease of claim, application for lease, surface rights compensation paid, secured or settled, clause 81(2)(c) & s. 79 & Part VII, the MA, MTA
Apr. 26, 2000 PDF
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W. Johnson Mining and Oil Field ServicesLtd. v. Randsburg Inter-national Gold Corporation & Lake Superior Resources Corporation & Glenn Walter Bray, Sharon Adelia Cotton, Fred Ross Swain, 903573 Ontario Limited & Margaret Kay Montgomery
Interlocutory Order, charge of person doing work on a mining claim, pending proceedings, cl.30(1)(f), s. 69, the MA
Mar. 20, 2001 Vesting Order

 

Feb. 13, 2001 Notice

 

Dec. 6, 2000 Interlocutory
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April 7, 2000 Interlocutory
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Charles Robert Morgan v. E.M. Grant, E.A.R. Newson, B.H. Harper & D. Lovell
Right to lease of claim, application for lease, surface rights compensation paid, secured or settled, decision on the merits, beneficial owner, cl.81(2)(c) & s. 121, the MA
Apr. 6, 2000 PDF
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Robert Edward Palahnuk v. Murgor Resoruces Inc.
Grid Staking, present on gruond, coterminous MCs, substantial compliance, deemed substantial compliance, undersized post, where licensee may prospect for minerals, continuous action, overlapping staking, right to inspect documents, s. 8, 27, s.s.. 43(1), 43(2), 44(4), 112(1), MA.
Mar. 22, 2000 Order

 

Mar. 30, 2000 Order

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Charles Robert Morgan, Reginald T.J. Barnes & A. Maureen Rousseau v. Steven Dean Anderson & MNDM
Application to record MC not made by staker, lands open for staking less than 24 hours, substantial compliance, deemed abandonment of MC, s. 43, 44, s.s.. 46(2), 71(1), MA, O. Reg. 7/96.
Feb. 11, 2000 PDF
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Leo Alarie and Sons Limited v. Inco Limited & MNDM
Easement rights for construction of a railway spur & an access road, mining lease patent, compensation, proper working of mine, s.s.. 175(2), cl.175(1)(f),
MA.
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Diamond Rock Resources Inc. v. John R. Ewanchuk
Order For security For Costs, s. 105 & 122, the MA
Aug. 21, 2000 Order

 

Jun. 29, 1999 Order For Security For Costs

 

Jan. 26, 1999 Notice

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Estate of Carl P. Forbes, et al. v. Michael A. Tremblay et al.
Application to record, staking, filed only MCs, priority of completion prevails, substantial compliance, appeal view, tags, s. 112, 119, s.s.. 44(2) cl.43(2)(a),
MA.
Dec. 24, 1999 PDF
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Jane Riddell, Estate Trustee of the Estate of Jeanne Riddell
Vesting order, lands and mining rights, mining rights in, upon or under land(s), lands liable for acreage/mining tax, mining rights patent, history of mining tax provisions, severance of surface rights, s.105, 121, 181, 189, part XIII of the MA, RSO1990, EA,CLPA, PLTA, MTA, MunA
Jan 27, 2016 Amended Vesting Order

Dec 22, 2015 Amended Vesting Order
Aug 29, 1999 Vesting Order

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Frank Racicot v. Minister of Northern Development and Mines & Reginald James Charron/Edward J. Korba vReginald James Charron
Recording a MC, not recording a MC, lands open, staking, substantial compliance with Act and Regulations, deemed substantial compliance, application to record, defects in form, tags, s. 27, 43, 136, s.s.. 44(1), 46(1), 46(2) & cl.48(5)(c)(1), MA, cl.2(1)(a), O.Reg. 7/96.
Nov. 23, 1999 Order

 

July 21, 1999 Direction &
Order To File

June 14, 1999 Interlocutory Order

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Minescape Exploration Inc. v. MNDM & Nickel District C.A. & Yenway Golf Inc.
Lands used or occupied as garden, orchard, vineyard, nursery, plantation or pleasure ground, etc., disputes as to lands exempt, s. 32 & 112, the MA
Jun. 22, 1999 Granted on
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Robert Gerald Komarechka v. Bernadette Teresa Berry
Removal of memorandum of agreement from abstract of MC, option agreement declared null and void, s. 105, MA.
May 10, 1999 PDF
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MNRF v. Michael Gagne & Yvon Gagne & Spruce Falls Inc.
Surface rights (SR) on unpatented MC, holder does not consent to disposition of SR; SR required for public removal of lands from staking by MNDM pursuant to request by MNRF & timing of that request; cl.35(1)(b), ss. 50(2), 51(1), 51(4), 51(6) & 80(2), the
MA & s. 21, the PLA
Mar. 4, 1999
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Feb. 12, 1999 Conditional Order

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Werner Lake Developments Ltd. & Robert W. Hopley v. AEC West Ltd. & Aquafor Beech Limited
Declaratory Order, right of owner of surface rights to compensation, mining lands patent, owner of mining lands, s. 1 & cl.79(2)(d), the MA
July 30, 1999 Declaratory Order

 

Mar. 1, 1999 Declaratory Order

 

Nov. 25, 1998 Declaratory Order

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Kelnick Resources Ltd. v. Gary Douglas Kosy
Substantial compliance, deemed substantial compliance, staking requirement, application to record, filed only MC, appeal, s. 43, 112, MA, O. Reg.7/96.
Feb. 9, 1999 PDF
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Moneta Porcupine Mines Inc. v. Thomas A. O’Connor & Michael A. Tremblay
Mining Claim, where licensee may prospect for minerals, claim may be staked, manner of staking, substantial compliance, deemed substantial compliance, applications to record, priority of completion prevails, s. 1, ss.27(d) & 28(c), s. 38, cl.43(2)(a), ss. 44(1), 44(2), s. 112, the MA & O. Reg. 7/96.
Feb. 4, 1999 PDF
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Vern Pakkala v. Lawrence John Labelle et al.
Application to record, filed only mining claim, staking, substantial compliance, good faith, appeal, s. 112, s.s.. 43(2), MA.
Dec. 15, 1998 PDF
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Michael Tremblay, Jacques Robert, Pat Coyne & Woody Ouderkirk v. MNDM & Strike Minerals Inc.
Application for leave to file dispute, dispute entered after dispute already entered, deemed recordings, staking, decision of commissioner, s. 117, s.s.. 63(2), s. c. 48(5)(c)(ii), MA, O.Reg. 7/96.
Dec. 7, 1998 PDF
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Royal Oak Mines Inc. v. Strike MineralsInc.
Substantial compliance, deemed substantial compliance, good faith, PMR may order replacement of missing witness posts, offences, ss. 43(a) & (b), cl.43(b)(i), 110(6)(d) & 164(1)(c), s. 112, 119 & 121, the MA & O.Reg. 7/96.
Oct. 2, 1998 PDF
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Nordic Group v. Marcel J. Labelle & MNRF& MNDM
Aggregate permit, lands upon which claim may not be staked out, lands not open for staking, PL, ss. 34(1), the ARA, s. 30(b) & 105, ss. 112(1), the MA
Sept 28, 1998 Order

 

Aug. 28, 1998 Interlocutory
Order

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Christina M. Coyne v. Royal Oak MinesInc.
Application to record, substantial compliance, completion time, staking, s.s.. 43(1), 43(2), MA, s. 2, 8, 14, 15, O.Reg. 7/96.
June 9, 1998 PDF
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Richard M. Sproule et al. v. Kinross Gold Corporation & Franklin Renaudat et al. &MNDM
Where licensee may prospect for minerals, lands open for staking, dispute of recorded claim, extension of time, assessment work, exclusion of time, s. 49, 67, 110, 112, s.s.. 27(c), 30(f), 48(5), 73(1), MA, s.s.. 5(1), O. Reg. 7/96
June 8, 1998 PDF
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Royal Oak Mines Inc. v. Alexander H. Clark
Application to record MC, application requirements, false statement, priority of completion, substantial compliance, deemed abandonment of claim, s. 38 & 43, ss. 44(1.2) & 71(1) & s. 112, the MA
Mar. 27, 1998 PDF
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Patrick Len Gryba v. St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd. & 297 3090 Canada Inc.
Public lands, patented lands, status of lands, letters patent, Crown Land Sale, fee simple, s. 105 & 112, the MA, ss. 61(3), the PLA, s. 11, the SA
Feb. 4, 1998 PDF
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Tenajon Resources Corporation v. Albert Joseph Leblanc & D & H Consulting Services Inc. & MNDM
Application to record, filed only, substantial compliance, attempt to comply in good faith, failure to comply not likely to mislead, priority of completion prevails, overlapping staking, not recording a mining claim, s.s.. 43(1), 44(2), 44(4), 46(2), cl.43(2)(a), MA, O. Reg. 7/96.
Jan. 27, 1998 PDF
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Ewan S. Downie v. Steven Dean Anderson & MNDM
Application to record, filed only, substantial compliance, attempt to comply in good faith, priority of completion prevails, overlapping staking, not recording a MC, s.s.. 44(2), 44(4), 46(2), cl.43(2)(b), MA, O. Reg. 7/96.
Jan. 14, 1998 PDF
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Daniel Gervais v. Bruno Gervais, Marcel Gervais & 957293 Ontario Limited
Prosecution, fines, procedure on prosecutions, amendment of information or certificate, probation order, conditions imposed by court, costs, no findings as to restitution, term of probation, s. 73, 75, s.s.. 72(4), cl.34(1)(a), 72(1)(a), 72(3)(a), POA, s. 126, 127, 170, cl.164(1)(d), MA.
Dec. 16, 1997 Sentencing Order

 

Oct. 29, 1997 Findings & Reasons

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Rand G. Hodgson v. Dennis Brian Smith & Gerald J. Desmeules
Proportionate contribution by co-owners, application for a vesting of beneficial interest & legal interest, agreements & transfers, filing of assessment work, forfeiture, s. 68 & 105, the MA
Dec. 1, 1997 PDF
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David V. Jones v. Battle Mountain CanadaLtd. & MNDM

Michael Taylor v. Battle Mountain Canada Ltd. & MNDM
Interlocutory Order, application to record, priority of completion prevails, overlapping staking, recording a mining claim, overlapping portion of mining claim, substantial compliance, O.Reg. 7/96, cl.43(2)(b), ss. 44(2) & (4) & 46(2), the MA

Dec. 22, 1997

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Feb. 4, 1998
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Oct. 6, 1997 Interlocutory Order

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C. Warren Hunt v. Krigold Resources Ltd.
Ownership agreement, dissolution of company, lands forfeit to Crown, transfer of ownership to beneficial owner, s.s.. 244(1), Business Corporations Act, s. 105, 121, 184, MA.
Sept. 23, 1997 Order

Nov. 28, 1997 Amended Order

Nov. 28, 1997 Reasons

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Albertower Mines of Canada Ltd. v.MNDM & Vincent G. Eels & Allan W. Coutts
Exclusion of time for performance of assessment work, anniversary date, pending proceedings. delay, s. 30, 64, 67 & 73, the MA& S.O. 1996, c.1, Sched. O, s. 18.
Aug. 6, 1997 PDF
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Canadian Gems and Minerals v. Raven Resources Inc.
Substantial compliance, deemed substantial compliance, cumulative defects doctrine, staking, re-staking claim, agreements & transfers, costs or damages, s. 43, 48, 58 & 110, the MA, O.Reg. 7/96
Jul. 14, 1997 PDF
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Penn-Gold Resources Inc. v. Thunder Sword Resources Inc., formerly Oil City Lubricants Limited
Interlocutory Order, costs, purchase agreement, obligations of parties, conduct of parties, breach of contract, s. 105 & 122, the MA
Sept. 2, 1997

Order

Jun. 10, 1997

Interlocutory Order

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Goldcorp Inc. v. William Bruce Dunlop Limited & MNDM
Easement rights for construction of surface water drainage ditch, mining lease patent, compensation, proper work of tailings facility, s.s.. 175(2), cl.175(1)(a), MA
Feb. 20, 1997 PDF
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Nipigon Gold Resources, Ltd. v. George Ansley Armstrong & Kirsti Alice Armstrong
Rights & easements, compensation, damages, s. 175, the MA
Nov. 28, 1996 Order

 

Dec. 21, 1995

Costs Order

Oct. 17, 1995 Interim Order

Oct. 7, 1994 Interlocutory Order

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Vivian Graf v. Giuseppe Palu
Surface rights compensation, damages, determination of compensation by Commissioner, costs, rehabilitation, s. 79, 126, 127 & 139, the MA, s. 121 & ss. 131(1), the CJA, Rule 57.01, the RCP
Oct. 15, 1996 PDF
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Rene Dallaire v. Minister of Northern Development and Mines & Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry
Security for Costs, action cannot succeed, will lead to no possible good, unreasonable, vexatious, lands used or occupied as gardens, etc., land not open for staking, recording a mining claim, s. 32, ss. 46(2) & s. 122, the MA
Aug. 6, 1996

 

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David J. Meunier v. Minister of Northern Development and Mines and John Peter Huot
Forfeiture of MC, relief from forfieture, previous staking, reinstate cancelled MC, filing of assessment work report, administrative error, s.s.. 49(1), 49(2), 65(2), cl.72(1)(b) of MA
Jun. 24, 1996 PDF
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Ken Pye v. Falconbridge Limited
Staking, substantial compliance, application to record, priority of completion prevails, dispute of recorded claim, s. 44, 46 & 48, the MA, s. 8 of O.Reg.115/91 concerning Claims Staking
Jun 17, 1996 PDF
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Northland Power v. Morris H.J. Labine &MNRF
Easements, compensation, surface rights, s. 30(b), 51, 79 & 80, the
MA, s. 21, the PLA
Jun 7, 1996 PDF
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William Charles Kerr v. Strike MineralsInc.
Staking, priority of completion, substantial compliance, s. 43, 44 & 46, the
MA, Ont. Reg. 115/91
Jan. 26, 1996 PDF
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Strike Minerals Inc. v. Sudbury Contact Mines Limited
Claims staking, substantial compliance, blazing, abandon-ment, s. 43 & 71, the MA, s. 8, O.Reg. 115/91.
Jan. 19, 1996

Order

Apr. 26, 1996

Order

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Scott E. Harper v. Bancroft and District Chamber of Commerce
Dispute of recorded claim, staking, substantial compliance, restaking claim, lands used or occupied as gardens, etc., deemed abandonment, ss. 32(1), s. 43, 48, ss. 71(1), the MA, ss. 8(4), 8(5), O.Reg.115/91.
Jan. 15, 1996 PDF
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Gino Chitaroni v. BOT Construction Ltd.,MNRF & MT
Surface rights compensation, damages, s.79, the MA, s. 1, the NA
Dec. 21, 1995 PDF
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Ken Pye v. MNDM & WMC International Limited
Application to record, not recording a mining claim, filing application, filing of application not a dispute, payment of prescribed fee, appeal, jurisdiction, s. 112, s.s.. 44(1), 46(1), 46(2), 46(3), 46(4), MA
Dec. 20, 1995 PDF
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Strike Minerals Inc. v. Sudbury Contact Mines Limited & MNDM
When are lands open for staking, s. 73, the MA & s. 1 & 2, the TA, MNDM Policy UC 303-2
Sept 11, 1995 PDF
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Frank Doran v. MNDM
Substantial compliance, deemed substantial compliance, error on the application to record, implied powers of the PMR, s. 43, 44, 71, 75 & 76, the MA & s.28,
July 20, 1995 PDF
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Hilda Egg v. MNDM
Certificate of Interest, construction lien, certificate of action, duration of certificate, computation of time for performance of assessment work, cancellation of claim, s.34, Constrution Lien Act, s.s.. 64(4), 171(4), cl. 67(1)(b), MA
June 28, 1995 PDF
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Aubrey J. Eveleigh et al. v. MNDM & Noranda Exploration Company Inc.
Assessment work, assessment work done before staking, assessment work done before recording, definition of regional surveys, s. 65 & 66, the
MA& s. 8, Ont. Reg.116/91.
Jun. 23, 1995 PDF
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Nelson Machinery Company Ltd.through its Receiver Manager, Eric A. Biagai v.Conwest Exploration Company Limted & The Director of Mine Rehabilitation,MNDM
Filing of a certified closure plan, changes, s.s.. 149(2), cl.152(1)(a) & (b), the
MA
Jun 15, 1995
Order

May 12, 1994 InterlocutoryOrder

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Costy Bumbu & James A. Martin v.Noranda Explorations Company, Limited, (NPL)
Security for costs, vexatious, perliminary motion for costs, equitable doctrine of laches, SF and s. 105 & 122, the MA
Jan. 19, 1995

Order

Jul 15,1994

Interlocutory

Order

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Robert A. MacGregor v. The Director of Mine Rehabilitation
Notice of Director to File Closure Plan, proponent of project, abandoned, Director’s discretion, mine site, mine hazard, mine rehabilitation, owner, mine, advanced exploration, mine production, contaminent discharge, s. 7 & 8, th EPA, s.s.. 139(1), 149(1) & Part VII, the MA
Dec. 23, 1994 PDF
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Elliot Strashin et al. v. Jean-Paul Patrie Jean-Paul Patrie v. Elliot Strashin et al. & Peter Taylor
Enforcement of contract, counterclaim, s.105 MA
Oct. 13, 1994 PDF
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Michael Osiel v. MNDM
Substantial compliance, security for costs, s. 122, the MA, vexatious application.
Aug. 9, 1994
Order

Apr. 26,1994Order

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David V. Jones v. MNDM
Performance, report and filing of assessment work, extension of time, exclusion of time, s. 76, 77, R.S.O. 11080, c.268, O. Reg. 115/91, cl.28(j), Interpretation Act, s. 112, s.s.. 65(1), 65(2), 73(1), cl.67(1)(b), MA
June 28, 1994 Order

 

Dec. 5, 2008 Amended Order

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John Edward Ternowesky v. Peter Joseph Nabigon
Exclusion of time, action in another court, pending proceedings, computation of time for performance of assessment work, s.30(f), s.s.. 64(2), cl.67(1)(b),
MA.
June 16, 1994 PDF
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P.A.R. Brown v. Nortel CommunicationsInc.
Lease vested in applicant is jurisdiction of Ontario Court (General Division), interest in unpatented MC vested, breach of agreement with predecesser in title, registration of notice of lease termination, s. 1, s.s.. 29(1),
Land Titles Act, s.s.. 81(12), MA.
Feb. 8, 1994 PDF
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Band-Ore Resources Limited v. Daniel C. Calvert
Time for filing assessment work falls on a Sunday, when are lands open for staking, interpretation of s. 138, the MA
Nov. 24, 1993 PDF
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Ontario Hydro v. Nahanni Mines Limited
Disposition of surface rights on unpatented MC, Minister may direct survey of claim in surveyed territory, survey of surface rights, s. 51 & 96 of the MA, s. 21 of PLA
Nov. 17, 1993 PDF
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Michael Osiel v. Uldis Abolins
Substantial compliance as to the staking out of Mining Claims, s. 43, the
MA
July 6, 1993 PDF
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Manex Granit Inc.
Computation of time for performance of assessment work, time excluded, mine production, public notice, closure plan, bulk sampling, s. 141, cl.67(1)(a), MA, permit under Public Lands Act.
June 15, 1993 PDF
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Edward J. Blanchard
Computation of time for performance of assessment work, assessment work requirements, pending proceedings, exclusion of time, O. Reg. 116/91, s.s.. 65(1), cl. 67(1)(b), MA.
Feb. 10, 1993 PDF
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Black Gregor Explorations Limited & Black Gregor Explorations Ltd. v. George Ross
Relief from forfeiture on terms, compensation, s. 86, the MA
Aug. 27, 1991 PDF
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Raymond Thomas Garvey v. MNDM
Forfeiture of claims by operation of law, currency of PMR’s records, lands not open for staking, refusal to record MC, merit of appeal, security for costs, ss. 28(c), 85(1)(a), 85(1)(c), 133 & 143, the MA
Aug. 9, 1991 PDF
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James R.B. Parres v. Skead Holdings Ltd.
Staking before lands open, what constitutes staking, subpoenaing witnesses, unlisted witnesses, pre-hearing procedures, s. 47, the MA
Jun. 17, 1991 PDF
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James R.B. Parres v. Minister of Mines
Refusal to record a fraction, restaking a surveyed MC, decision based on written submissions, manifest interest, PMRbound by Commissioner’s decision, costs on frivolous appeal, s. 54, the MA
Apr. 4, 1991 PDF
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George A. Armstrong & Allan P. Best v.William G. Wahl
Forfeiture, relief from forfeiture on terms, complete compliancewith the requirements, extension of time to apply & pay for lease,abandonment, watching, compensation, running up costs, ss. 85(1)(e), 86(1)(d), the MA
Feb. 21, 1991 PDF
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Skead Holdings Ltd. v. Foster David Marshall
Maintaining a claim, relief from forfeiture, principles of, extension of time, waiving of hearing, ss. 76(1), (86)(1)(b) & 86(2), the MAs. 4, the SPPA
Aug. 10, 1990 PDF
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