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Landore Resources

August 8, 2018

Indigenous Group: Eabametoong First Nation (EFN)

Business: Landore Resources

Issue: Exploration Permits issued despite concerns raised by community members about impacts to the environment and Aboriginal and Treaty rights.

Comment: Feb. 7, 2016: NetNewsLedger – In March 2016 Ontario’s Ministry of Northern Development and Mines issued mineral exploration permits to Landore Resources Inc. to drill for gold throughout a culturally and environmentally sensitive area.

Last Update: Aug. 8, 2018CIM Magazine -The Ontario Superior Court threw out a junior mining company’s permit for drilling work on Eabametoong First Nation’s traditional territory in northern Ontario after ruling that the company and the province had failed in their duty to adequately consult with the Nation. Justice Harriet Sachs wrote in a mid-July ruling that Landore Resources Canada and Ontario’s Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM) did not meet the required level of consultation to be seen as “upholding the honour of the Crown” when dealing with Eabametoong. The judge wrote that both Landore and the MNDM dealt with Eabametoong in an opaque way that left the First Nation in the dark about why and how decisions were being made, and excluded them from parts of the process.