Canada Lithium Signs MOU with First Nations Communities; Receives Tailings Site Location Approval
TSX: CLQ; U.S. OTCQX: CLQMF
TORONTO, May 15, 2012 /CNW/ – Canada Lithium Corp. (TSX: CLQ) (OTCQX:
CLQMF) announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding
(MOU) with the Abitibiwinni First Nation of Pikogan and the Anishinabe
First Nation of Lac-Simon communities near the Company’s $207-million
mine and processing plant currently under construction north of Val
The Company also announced it has received provincial approval for the
location of its Tailings Management Facility (TMF).
The MOU with the First Nations communities encompasses key areas of
mutual interest, including environmental protection; employment and
business opportunities; education and training; and an ongoing
commitment to maintain mutually satisfactory relations between Canada
Lithium and the First Nations communities.
“Canada Lithium is committed to working in partnership with our local
municipalities and First Nations communities in a manner that fosters
active participation and mutual respect,” said Canada Lithium Chief
Operating Officer Charles Taschereau.
The approval for the TMF location was recently granted by QuÃ©bec’s
MinistÃ¨re des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune (MRNF). The Company
requires an additional approval from QuÃ©bec’s MinistÃ¨re du
DÃ©veloppement durable, de l’Environnement et des Parcs (MDDEP) for the
actual use and operation of the TMF site.
The Company continues to work towards obtaining all other required
environmental and provincial approvals prior to commencement of
About Canada Lithium Corp.
The Company holds a 100% interest in the QuÃ©bec Lithium Project near Val
d’Or, the geographical heart of the QuÃ©bec mining industry. The Company
is in the midst of building an open-pit mine and processing plant
on-site with capacity to produce approximately 20,000 tonnes per year
of battery-grade lithium carbonate annually. Metallurgical tests have
produced battery-grade lithium carbonate samples. The Company trades
under the symbol CLQ on the TSX and on the U.S. OTCQX under the symbol
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SOURCE CANADA LITHIUM CORP.