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

 Canada Lithium Announces Water Discharge; Mine and Plant Commissioning  Continue on Schedule  TSX: CLQ; U.S. OTC: CLQMF  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  fields.  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  emailosvela@canadalithium.com  Please visit the Canada Lithium website atwww.canadalithium.com or copy the  following link into your Web browser to view our Photo   Gallery:http://www.canadalithium.com/s/PhotoGallery.asp. You can also follow  us on Facebook and Twitter. 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