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From Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency to Taseko Mines Limited re: Supplement to Acknowledgement of Response to the Application of the s.6 prohibition under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (see reference documents # 1189 & 1190)

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 4, 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 our letter dated August 2, 2017.

Dear Mr. McManus,

During the interlocutory injunction application brought by the Tsilhqot'in (TN), we understand that Taseko took the position that it would not act unlawfully and thus an injunction was unnecessary. Further to our letters of July 28 and August 2, 2017, we have made CEAA's position clear that the activities described in the Notice of Work violate s.6 of CEAA, 2012.

Can you please confirm that, regardless of whether or not the TN are successful in their injunction application, Taseko does not intend to move forward with any work.

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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