Boards and Commissions

The Mining Board

The Mining Board is established under The Mines and Minerals Act. The primary function of the board is the arbitration of disputes between surface rights holders and mineral rights holders with respect to accessing of minerals other than oil and gas. The board can also hear and resolve disputes between holders of mineral dispositions and between holders and officers of Manitoba Economic Development, Investment, Trade and Natural Resources.


The Surface Rights Board

The Surface Rights Board is a quasi-judicial board established under The Surface Rights Act. The primary function of the board is to arbitrate disputes relating to right of entry or compensation for surface rights used by holders of oil and gas rights. The board also provides mediation services between surface owners, occupants and oil and gas rights holders on a voluntary basis.

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