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 d'Or, Québec.
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 Québec's Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune (MRNF). The Company requires an additional approval from Québec's Ministère du Développement 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 commercial production.
About Canada Lithium Corp.
The Company holds a 100% interest in the Québec Lithium Project near Val d'Or, the geographical heart of the Québec 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 CLQMF.
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SOURCE CANADA LITHIUM CORP.