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ESTMA Update: Reporting Requirements Apply to Payments to Aboriginal Governments Effective June 1, 2017

Posted in Aboriginal, Consultation, Mining, Oil & Gas Law, Project Development, Project Permitting, Regulatory, Regulatory Compliance
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In previous posts, from April, 20 2015 and June 2, 2015, we reported on the federal Extractive Sectors Transparency Measures Act (“ESTMA”) and the requirements it imposes on companies to report certain types of payments made to governments. ESTMA requires reporting companies to report payments made to specified “payees” — governments in Canada and foreign states (along with certain… Continue Reading

Update — Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act Now in Force

Posted in Aboriginal, Consultation, Mining, Oil & Gas Law, Project Development, Project Permitting, Regulatory, Regulatory Compliance
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On Monday, June 1, 2015, the federal Minister of Natural Resources, Greg Rickford, announced that the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act has come into force. As we discussed in an earlier post, the Act will require companies operating in the extractive natural resources sector (oil and gas, mining) to report certain payments, including royalties, taxes,… Continue Reading

The New Federal Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act and Contractual Payments to Aboriginal Governments

Posted in Aboriginal, Consultation, Mining, Oil & Gas Law, Project Development, Project Permitting, Regulatory, Regulatory Compliance, Uncategorized
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The proposed Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act has been enacted by Parliament and is now awaiting proclamation. The Government of Canada has stated that it intends to have the Act in force by June, 2015. This post provides a short overview of the legislation and its potential application to contracts between resource developers and Aboriginal… Continue Reading