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Proposed changes to new mining law

With the new legislative session underway, and the Plan Nord on the horizon, the Charest government is anxious to push through major changes to Quebec's mining law. But Liberal MNA Daniel Bernard would like to make a change to the law before it goes through. Bernard says municipalities in northern mining regions should not have the same powers to block mining projects as towns and cities in the south.

To get some reaction to these proposed changes, we spoke to Dan Tolgyesi, president and CEO of the Quebec mining association, and Marcel Jolicoeur, president of the Val-d'Or chambre of commerce.

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