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From Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency to Taseko Mines Limited re: Acknowledgement of Response to the Application of the s.6 prohibition under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (see reference document # 1189)

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
160 Elgin St., 22nd floor
Ottawa ON K1A 0H3

Agence canadienne d'évaluation environnementale
160, rue Elgin, 22e étage
Ottawa ON K1A 0H3

August 2, 2017

Agency File No.: 63928

Mr. John McManus
Chief Operating Officer
Taseko Mines Limited
15th Floor, 1040 West Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC V6E 4H1

Sent via email: JMcManus@tasekomines.com

SUBJECT: Response to your letter dated July 28, 2017.

Dear Mr. McManus,

We write in response to your letter dated July 28, 2017. Please be advised that the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency maintains its position set out in its letter dated July 28, 2017. Furthermore, the Agency disagrees with your view that its position would have broad implications "resulting in absurd and unconstitutional effects" as the Agency's position is based on specific facts related to the federal environmental assessments of both the Prosperity and New Prosperity projects.

Sincerely,

<Original signed by>

Michel K. Vitou
Chief of Compliance and Enforcement
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

cc: Brian Battison, Vice President, Taseko Mines Limited
Lisa Walls, Regional Director, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
J.P. Laplante, Mining, Oil and Gas Manager, Tsilhqot'in National Government
Rick Adams, Senior Inspector of Mines – Permitting, British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
Paul Craven, Executive Director, Policy and Quality Assurance, British Columbia Ministry of Environment
Shelley Murphy, Executive Project Director, British Columbia Ministry of Environment

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