Canadian Mining Journal


Mining Association of Canada


  • News

    COMPETITIVENESS: MAC, PDAC urge mines ministers to take action

    July 15, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CRANBROOK, B.C.  – The Mining Association of Canada and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada have issued a joint recommendation as the provincial and territorial mines ministers meet this week. The industry associations are urging government action to restore

  • MONEY: Canadian budget update full of goodies for miners

    March 20, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    OTTAWA – In a move long sought by mineral explorers active in Canada, Canada’s federal government has extended its mineral exploration tax credit (METC) for five years, in contrast to the prior tradition of renewing it annually. The news came

  • News

    COMMENT: MAC says mining needs government support to enhance competitiveness

    March 14, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – On March 14 the Mining Association of Canada released the latest edition of its annual Facts & Figures report that provides a comprehensive overview of the trends affecting Canada’s mining sector. It contains the unwanted truth that this

  • TAILINGS: BHP looks to create international oversight for dams

    February 19, 2019 by Marilyn Scales

    BHP says it is stepping up its work to create an international and independent body to oversee integrity in the construction and operation of all tailings storage facilities across the industry. The Australian company is also calling for greater transparency

  • News

    TAXES: PDAC celebrates METC renewal for 5 years

    November 22, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Earlier this week Finance Minister Bill Morneau presented a 2018 fiscal update to the House of Commons. His promise to renew the Mineral Exploration Tax Credit for five years, to 2024, has the Prospectors and Developers Association of

  • Feature

    Carbon pricing confusion

    August 1, 2018 by David Godkin

    Ontario’s move away from cap-and-trade clashes with federal goals and market trends

  • TRANSPORTATION: MAC says feds fail at railway oversight

    April 30, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada is disappointed and frustrated by the federal government’s failure to protect captive users from price gouging by Canada’s railways. The mineral industry is the single largest customer group of this country’s railways. Mining

  • SUSTAINABILITY: Spain adopts MAC’s Toward Sustainable Mining program

    March 7, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MADRID – The national mining association of Spain (CONFEDEM) has decided to adopt the Towards Sustainable Mining initiative developed by the Mining Association of Canada in Ottawa. CONFEDEM will integrate TSM with its own Gestion Minero Metalurigica Sostenible (GMMS) standard.

  • BUDGET: MAC hammers federal lack of competitiveness support

    February 28, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – Yesterday the federal government brought down its 2018 budget with heavy emphasis (read spending) for women’s issues and Indigenous reconciliation. There’s money for science and research and to study how a national “pharmacare” program might work. But not

  • TAILINGS: MAC issues revised best practice guidelines

    November 7, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – On Nov. 7 the Mining Association of Canada released its third edition of its A Guide to the Management of Tailings Facilities. The release coincides with the Tailings and Mine Waste Conference in Banff, Alta. Canadian tailings management

  • ENVIRONMENT: MAC’s new actions to address climate change

    October 2, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) and its members have committed to new actions to further enhance efforts in climate change based on recommendations from MAC’s independent Community of Interest (COI) advisory panel. In the months following the

  • SUSTAINABILITY: MAC adds child labour to list of unsustainable practices

    September 18, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – On Sept. 18, the Mining Association of Canada added new measures to its Toward Sustainable Mining (TSM) program to prevent the use of child and forced labour in the mining supply chain. Canada has rigorous legal measures in