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Minister supports blasting away red tape for mining companies

During the Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association meeting, Natural Resources Minister, Gary Lunn, says mining companies should not have to spend years getting permits to explore for minerals. Depending on the territory or province, companies need to get approval from several federal government departments, aboriginal leaders and environmental boards.

They need to create a single-project approval office.
Although no plans for such an office have been developed, Lunn said the concept has the support of other cabinet ministers, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

(ahhh, those darn aboriginal leaders and environmental boards, eh? What is it with these people who care about the planet and the effects the mines might have on Canadian people? A_R)