News Release
Renard Diamond Mine Project – Public Consultation Period and Federal Funding Available

OTTAWA – July 4, 2011 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a comprehensive study, which is a type of environmental assessment, for the Renard Diamond Mine Project located in Quebec. At this time, the Agency is inviting the public to comment on the project and the conduct of the comprehensive study and to identify environmental issues that should be considered in the environmental assessment.

The Agency has prepared a background document that contains information on the proposed project, on the federal requirements of a comprehensive study and on the proposed environmental components to be considered in the review of the project.

The document and more information on this project are available on the Agency’s website, in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry under reference number 11-03-55169.

The Agency is also making available $30,000 under its Participant Funding Program to assist groups and individuals to take part in upcoming steps in the federal environmental assessment of this project.

Public comments and funding applications received by August 15, 2011 will be considered.

This is the first of several public comment periods that will occur during the environmental assessment of the project. Future public participation opportunities, including one on the Comprehensive Study Report, will be announced at a later date.

The project involves the development of a diamond mine by Stornoway Diamond Corporation on its Foxtrot property in the James Bay region of Northern Quebec. It involves the development of the mine and local infrastructure, such as open pits, shafts, mine adits, groundwater pumping, mill, kimberlite tailings impoundments, housing complex, airstrip and associated facilities.

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.


For more information, media may contact:

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Maxine Leger-Haskell
Communications Advisor
Tel.: 613-957-0406

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