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B.C. mining settlement under fire 0

By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver

Mining company Boss Power won a $30-million settlement from the B.C. government.

Mining company Boss Power won a $30-million settlement from the B.C. government.

The BCNDP took aim at the governing BC Liberals Wednesday over a $30-million settlement that was recently finalized with mining firm Boss Power.

The settlement related to what the NDP said was inappropriate interference with a mining application for a uranium project near Kelowna.

“If the Liberals hadn’t botched the application in the first place, there wouldn’t even need to be a settlement,” said the NDP in a news release.

The dispute lasted nearly six years after the province placed land the company had an interest in mining under uranium and thorium reserve.

Boss Power said the move effectively expropriated their interest in the property.

 

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