Waste land in Canada!
Comments: Remember when George Washington and all others fought against England and America won and now we are the USA??????? Well now we have another invasion from Canada to ruin USA with all types of mining! Canada wants invade VA and blow up our hills for uranium so the Queen of England can add more jewels to her crown. The Canadian govt also claims uranium mining is safe, Canada is just scared of the Queen, so Canada will say anything! Uranium mining is easy in the USA because most of govt works for the corporations and not the people! Let's kick Canada or any other invaders to the curb now, tell the Governor of VA, it is all about the Greed of Canada!
Canadians May Not Hold Mineral Rights
As world demand for natural resources grows, have you wondered whether any of Canada's vast store of geologic riches lies hidden under your real estate? Don't get your hopes up. If oil or mineral deposits were discovered on your property, you might not have the right to exploit the find.
In most cases, mineral rights may be purchased or leased from the Crown. If the Crown holds mineral rights to your real estate, a prospector may stake a claim on these rights. Prospectors have an obligation to negotiate an agreement with the surface rights owner who may set some of the terms and negotiate the amount of royalty, but does not have the right to refuse permission for oil or mineral exploration and extraction.
"Someone might come to your door and say, 'I have mineral rights to your property'," said Geoscientist Mary Ann Mihychuk M.Sc., Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) and Manitoba's former Minister of Mines. "Mineral rights are held by the Crown or they can be held privately. In oil country, every neighbour has a pumper and gets a royalty of about $C5,000 for each. There is a small land disturbance, so landowners like having pumpers, but they don't have the oil and oil rights
THE PROPERTY OF THE KING
AND MINERAL RIGHTS IN CANADA
by Harry Valentine
Nations historically increased their wealth and expanded their territory by invading and conquering other nations. . The British ruling class developed the notion that Britain was chosen by God to rule all existence and that all existence on earth was rightfully the property of the King of England.
A version of British law that gave the king dominion over the resources of the earth still exists in Canadian provincial law. The mineral resources that lie under the privately owned property in Canada are regarded as the property of the crown. That is spelled out in the Mineral Resources Act of every province and denies private property owners the right to the resources that lie under their land. The crown asserts a right to sell those mineral rights to persons other than the landowner and without advising private landowners of its intentions in this regard.
Landowners who live west of Ottawa recently became aware of this after they discovered prospectors' markings on their property. They discovered that they did not own the resources under their land and had little recourse under Canadian law to keep outsiders off their land. Canadian courts still uphold a version of the same British law that gave the king dominion over all existence while it denied private property rights to native people who lived in British colonies. Canadian provincial politicians had earlier repealed private property rights from provincial laws while both federal and provincial politicians removed it from Canada's constitution prior to its repatriation into Canada.
The landowners who live west of Ottawa may have little hope of delaying heavy machinery from arriving on their land to access the uranium that is believed to lie under it.
Ontario needs to build new electric power stations and has chosen to go the nuclear route. The federal government owns a company that makes nuclear reactors and has not made a sale in many years. It urgently needs a customer for a technology that can only operate on one kind of fuel and that is uranium that can be found in Ontario near Ottawa.
Accessing that uranium could devalue the surface property, without any recourse for the landowners.
The prospect of a customer for nuclear technology could help Ottawa finally sell the federally owned nuclear group to private interests. It is unlikely that any federal politician would make any mention of re-installing private property rights back into Canada's constitution. Including private property rights into Canada's constitution could otherwise precipitate a challenge to the Mineral Resources Act and would be politically contentious. Provincial authorities may raise a protest at such a prospect and instead be motivated to bully the landowners into submission "for the greater good" of Ontario. Prospectors could then have a field day on somebody else's property.