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Decision on Baffinland should come in summer, northern affairs minister says – Nunatsiaq News

Apr 14, 2022

A decision from the federal government over Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s proposed expansion of Mary River iron mine is should happen this summer, says Northern Affairs Minister Daniel Vandal.

The Nunavut Impact Review Board is expected to issue its recommendation by a deadline of May 13. In January, it concluded a hearing process which began in November 2019.

Vandal said Northern Affairs will conduct a “thorough review” of the board’s recommendation, and within 90 days of its release, will announce a final decision.

“I and my team are eagerly waiting the recommendation of Nunavut Impact Review Board,” he said in Iqaluit Tuesday, while in the city to promote the recently tabled federal budget.

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