Michael J. Bourassa
Michael J. Bourassa
(416) 865-5455
(416) 364-7813
333 Bay St, Suite 2400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, Box 20, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1986 (ON)
Michael Bourassa’s practice is focused in the mining industry. A member of the Global Mining Group, he acted as the group’s co-ordinator from 2004 to 2012. A recognized expert, Michael has accumulated extensive experience on both Canadian and international mining projects. Providing advice on public financings, commercial mining agreements, and corporate social responsibility, and litigation support, Michael also has significant expertise in international mining due diligence issues concerning title, technical matters and environmental risks. Michael is the Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Mining Executive Committee and a past Director of both the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. Michael also frequently writes on important CSR trends in the mining industry, and speaks on a wide range of mining related topics.
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On March 23, 2015, Sandstorm Gold Ltd. acquired from IAMGOLD Corporation, a 1 per cent gross proceeds royalty (the “Royalty”) over a property in Lac de Gras in the Northwest Territories, including a property constituting the Diavik Diamond Mine operated by Rio Tinto plc.
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