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

 

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
Order

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Roy J. Rupert v. Jacques Robert, Randall Salo, Michael A. Tremblay & Delio J-J Tortosa
 
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 MA
O. Reg. 7/96.
Dec. 17, 2015
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Dec. 22, 2015
Order
Jan. 12, 2016
Order

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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 
MA
Order
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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Order
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


Order
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

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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
Order

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
nd

 dispute, failure to appeal PMR’s decision, continuation of “Filed Only” application 
nunc pro tunc
, leave granted after 1
st

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
.
Apr. 28, 2006
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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
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Citadel Gold Mines Inc.
Vesting Order, lands & mining rights, mining rights in, upon or under land(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
May 2, 2005
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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
Feb 15, 2005
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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
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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
Order

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
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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
Feb. 11, 2004
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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.
Dec. 9, 2003
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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
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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
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Dec. 17, 2002 Conditional Dismissal

Mar. 1, 2002
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Tracey L. Griesbach v. Graphite MountainInc.
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
Aug. 16, 2002
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Flag Resources (1985) 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 Order
Apr. 29, 2002 Interlocutory Order
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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.
Jun. 26, 2002
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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 Order
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
.
May 4, 2001
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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
,
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OSCJ 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 Order
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
Nov. 10, 2000
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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
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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
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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
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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
Judgment

April 7, 2000 Interlocutory
Order

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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
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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
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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
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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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Feb. 1, 2000
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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
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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
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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
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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
Consent

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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
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May 10, 1999
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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
Order

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
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Feb. 9, 1999
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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
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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
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Dec. 15, 1998
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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
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Royal Oak Mines Inc. v. Strike MineralsInc.
Substantial compliance, deemed substantial compliance, good faith, PMRmay 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
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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
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June 9, 1998
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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
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June 8, 1998
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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
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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
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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
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Jan. 27, 1998
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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
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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
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Premier Explorations Inc. v. MNDM
Staking, application to record, cancellation of “filed only” application, real merits & substantial justice, s. 44, 46 & 121, the 
MA

O.Reg. 7/96.
Oct. 8, 1997
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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 Order
Feb. 4, 1998
Order

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
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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
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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
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Feb. 20, 1997
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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
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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 Order
May 17, 1996 Order
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Jan. 26, 1996
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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, the 
IA
July 20, 1995
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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
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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
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Jun. 23, 1995
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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 Interlocutory Order
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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, the 
EPA
, s.s.. 139(1), 149(1) & Part VII, the 
MA
Dec. 23, 1994
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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
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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, 1994 Order
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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. 1980, 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Comstate Resources Limited v. Daniel Denis Caron
Relief from forfeiture, rectification of work report, assessment work, exclusion of time, work required to be performed, s.s.76(1), cl.79(1)(c), 86(1)(c), 
MA
, R.S.O. 1990, c. M14, s. 10 & 14, 
Interpretation Act
, s. 20.
Jan. 29, 1993
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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
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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
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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
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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
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George A. Armstrong & Allan P. Best v.William G. Wahl
Forfeiture, relief from forfeiture on terms, complete compliance with 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
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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 
MA
s. 4, the 
SPPA
Aug. 10, 1990
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