Canada Lithium Announces Water Discharge; Mine and Plant Commissioning Continue on Schedule

Canada Lithium Announces Water Discharge; Mine and Plant Commissioning 
Continue on Schedule 
TORONTO, March 20, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Lithium Corp. ("Canada Lithium" 
or the "Company") (TSX: CLQ) (U.S. OTC: CLQMF) announced today that, on March 
18, 2013, the Company became aware of a clear water discharge from a storage 
cell within the tailings storage facility that held decanted water being used 
for the process plant commissioning at its Québec Lithium Project near Val 
d'Or. At no time were any tailings released into the environment and the 
Company currently does not expect any delay in commissioning or increase in 
capital costs relating to the event. 
Upon becoming aware of the event, the Company notified the Québec Ministère 
du Développement durable, de l'Environnement de la Faune et des Parcs 
(MDDEFP) who attended on site to review the area where the water discharge 
took place. Their preliminary assessment indicated that approximately 50,000 
cubic metres of water were released. The Company was allowed to carry on 
with the commissioning of its lithium carbonate processing plant and its use 
of the remaining tailings cell; however, it will undertake an inspection and 
provide a remedial action plan to the MDDEFP. 
On March 19, 2013, in accordance with its standard practice of recording and 
making public every environmental occurrence involving an on-site inspection, 
the MDDEFP posted a release on its website and issued a news release 
describing the event. 
The Company intends to maintain regular communications with the MDDEFP over 
the next few days and will proceed to excavate the area of the water discharge 
and conduct an inspection with its geotechnical consultants and storage 
facilities' liner contractors to remediate the cause of the water discharge. 
The Company will continue to monitor the situation closely and is committed to 
its ongoing approach to sustainable development and the prevention or 
mitigation of the impact of its activities on the environment. The Company has 
developed a number of practical programs for environmental management, which 
include input from its local communities, as well as from experts in these 
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. It has completed 
construction and is in the commissioning phase of an open-pit mine and on-site 
processing plant with estimated capacity to produce approximately 20,000 
tonnes of battery-grade lithium carbonate annually. Metallurgical tests have 
produced battery-grade lithium carbonate samples. A five-year off-take 
agreement for a minimum of 12,000 tonnes per year was recently signed with 
Tewoo-ERDC, one of China's largest commodities traders. A second off-take for 
up to 5,000 tonnes per year was recently signed with Marubeni Corp., a major 
Japanese commodities trading company. Lithium carbonate is used in lithium-ion 
batteries that power consumer electronics (laptops, tablets, etc.), power-grid 
storage facilities and electric and hybrid vehicles. The Company trades 
under the symbol CLQ on the TSX and on the U.S. OTCQX under the symbol CLQMF. 
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information 
This press release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning 
of Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information is based upon 
the Company's beliefs, estimates and opinions as at the date of this press 
release, which the Company believes are reasonable, but no assurance can be 
given that these will prove to be correct. Forward-looking information is 
based upon certain assumptions by the Company or its consultants and other 
important factors that, if untrue, could cause the actual results, 
performances or achievements of the Company to be materially different from 
future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by such 
information. Some of these assumptions include, among other things, that the 
remedial action plan proposed by the Company will be acceptable to the MDDEFP, 
that the leak in the storage facility can be corrected in a timely manner and 
without significant cost, that the MDDEFP will not impose any penalties or 
fees in connection with the water discharge or that such fees will be minimal, 
that further studies will confirm there has been no environmental damage and 
that the MDDEFP will not request operations to be halted while the occurrence 
is being further reviewed. 
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking 
information contained in this press release. All forward-looking information 
contained in this press release or incorporated by reference herein is 
expressly qualified by this cautionary note. Furthermore, the Company 
undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking information 
contained herein if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other 
circumstances should change, except as otherwise required by applicable law. 
Peter Secker, CEO and Deputy Chairman (416) 361-2821 
Olav Svela, Director, Investor Relations (416) 361-2821 or (416)  479-4355 or 
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