Mining industry should voice Bill C-69 concerns: Lukas Lundin – by Nicole Gibillini (BNN Bloomberg – May 7, 2019)

The chairman of Lundin Mining Corp. is taking aim at Ottawa over Bill C-69 and is urging the mining industry to raise more concerns about the proposed legislation that could drastically alter the way the government assesses major resource projects in Canada.

“I think there’s a big push on the environment and trying to win elections on talking about the environment – and I think [the federal government has] maybe gone a bit too far here,” Lukas Lundin told BNN Bloomberg’s Andrew Bell in an interview Tuesday.

The proposed federal bill aims to change the way pipelines and other significant projects are reviewed, and could also provide greater access to potential intervenors in the approval process.

“I think it’s going to be quite tricky for industry because there will be no goal posts left,” Lundin said. “I don’t think it’s very healthy to have bills like that.”

The bill is not yet law as it is currently the subject of cross-Canada Senate committee hearings, which kicked off last month.

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