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The Fraser Institute/Media Advisory: Should Canada Give Mineral Rights to First Nations? New Study Coming Thursday, April 3

April 02, 2014

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(April 2, 2014) – On Thursday, April 3, the Fraser Institute will release a new study examining how private ownership of mineral rights, including mineral rights for First Nations, could improve Canada’s attractiveness for mining investment.

The study, Divergent Mineral Rights Regimes, notes that Canada, unlike the United States, does not allow private ownership of mineral rights.

A news release (in English and French) with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Thursday, April 3 at 6:30 a.m. (EST).

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The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of 86 think-tanks. Its mission is to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute’s independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit

Contact Information

Dr. Kenneth P. Green
Senior Director, Energy and Natural Resources,
Fraser Institute
Office: (403) 216-7175 ext. 426 / Mobile: 403-620-0703

Mark Hasiuk
Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
(604) 688-0221 ext. 517



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