The more time the federal cabinet takes on deciding on the approval or disapproval of the mine, the better it is for Taseko. Had the cabinet planned to decide against approval they would have told the company already so TGB can get on with its other business dealings and ventures. This delay is just grandstanding so when the approval comes down, they can say something like this to appease the Indians. "It was a tough decision and that's why it took us so long to come to this conclusion. We carefully looked at all the options and how it would affect the different people living in the community. "But it was in the community's best interests -- with all that it will bring to the area -- to approve the mine." GOOD LUCK TO ALL
I hate to be negative, but the same arguments could be used for denial. My take is The Cabinet has quite a bit on its plate. Things take time to sort out. Prosperity, while a significant issue, is not front and center of their lives. Many matters are demanding their time. Imho announcement will happen but to say they know one way or the other and are stalling is a guess at best.
Steven, while I agree it still could go either way saying "No" is easy and, I believe, would already have come down. I also believe that this issue is front-and-center of their minds as it represents a great deal of economic activity for their province and the local community as a whole and at the core are the two issues many nations are facing: Increased employment opportunities and increased tax receipts. Those two issues alone will drive their decision to "Yes" because in this worldwide economic environment, I do not believe they can afford to send the message that accompanies a "No".
But, that's just the opinion of a searching-for-employment Texan. Cheers and best of luck to us all..