Notice of Impact Assessment Decision with Reasons

Ottawa — January 30, 2023 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency), in collaboration with the Cree Nation Government, has decided that an impact assessment is required for the Troilus Mining Project (the project), proposed by Troilus Gold Corporation (the proponent) and located in Quebec.

In accordance with subsection 16(2) of the Impact Assessment Act (IAA), the Agency has taken into account each of the following factors:

  • The proponent's Detailed Project Description, and its Responses to the Summary of Issues (in French only). The Agency is satisfied that, for the purpose of determining whether an impact assessment is required, the information provided by the proponent adequately characterizes the potential effects of the project;
  • The possibility that carrying out the project may cause adverse effects within federal jurisdiction and adverse direct or incidental effects;
  • Adverse impacts that the project may have on the rights of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982; and
  • Comments received from the public, Indigenous peoples, federal authorities, and other jurisdictions in relation to the project, summarized in the Summary of Issues.

The Strategic Assessment of Climate Change, released in July 2020, was recognized as a strategic assessment conducted under section 95 of the IAA. It applies to projects designated under the IAA.

The Agency is not aware of any other relevant regional or strategic assessments, or any relevant studies conducted or plans prepared by another jurisdiction, in respect of the region in which the project would be located.

In light of the factors considered, the Agency is of the view that the project may cause adverse effects within federal jurisdiction, including potential effects on fish and fish habitat, migratory birds, and changes to the health, social, economic and environmental conditions of Indigenous people. The project may also adversely impact the exercise of rights of Indigenous peoples. As a result, the Agency has decided that an impact assessment under the IAA is required.

For further information on this impact assessment, please contact:

Troilus Mining Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
901-1550, Estimauville Avenue
Québec, Quebec  G1J 0C1
Telephone: 418-649-6444

Document Reference Number: 30

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