News Release
Côté Gold Mine Project – Federal Funding Allocated to Participate in the Environmental Assessment

OTTAWA, October 2, 2013 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has allocated a total of $200,108.69 to five applicants to support their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed Côté Gold Mine Project, located in Ontario.

This funding was made available to the public and Aboriginal groups through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency. It will enable participation in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the Environmental Impact Statement and draft Environmental Assessment Report.

Details of Allocation
Applicant Allocation
Métis Nation of Ontario, on behalf of the Métis Nation of Ontario Region #3 Consultation Committee $47,500.00
Brunswick House First Nation $47,202.04
Mattagami First Nation $47,500.00
Flying Post First Nation $47,500.00
Northwatch Coalition for Environmental Protection $10,406.65
Total $200,108.69

For more information on the Participant Funding Program, the federal environmental assessment process and the project, please visit the Agency's website (Registry reference number: 80036).

As part of the strengthened and modernized Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 put in place to support the government's Responsible Resource Development Initiative, the Agency is conducting a federal environmental assessment of this project.

This project is being assessed using a science-based approach. If it is permitted to proceed to the next phase, it will continue to be subject to Canada's strong environmental laws, rigorous enforcement and follow-up, and increased fines.

The Proposed Project

IAMGOLD is proposing the construction, operation, and decommissioning of an open-pit gold mine and on-site metal mill with a mine and mill life of approximately 15 years. The proposed mine, located 20 kilometers southwest of the community of Gogama in northeastern Ontario, would have an ore production capacity of 60,000 tonnes per day. The on-site metal mill would have an ore input capacity of 60,000 tonnes per day.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in support of sustainable development.


Media may contact:
Sofie McCoy-Astell
Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Telephone: 613-960-1519

Document reference number: 13

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