Modernize one of B.C.’s oldest laws

Over 80 percent of British Columbia is open to mineral staking. Mining claims should no longer undermine land use planning, Indigenous rights, municipalities, environmental protection, and private property.

B.C.’s 160-year-old mineral tenure legislation must be modernized to align with B.C.’s commitments to Indigenous rights and to help address the growing land use conflicts throughout the province. B.C. remains one of the last main mining jurisdictions in Canada that has yet to modernize its “free entry” law.

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