Canadian Mining Journal


Mining Association of Canada


  • 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

  • News

    MEETING: CMIF offers energy and mines ministers a roadmap for the future

    August 14, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SAINT ANDREWS, N.B. – As the federal and provincial ministers of energy and mining meet this week in this most scenic of seaside towns, the Canadian Mineral Industry Federation has offered them six fundamental policy areas that need to be

  • News

    TRANSPORTATION: MAC applauds federal plan for Canada’s North

    July 5, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada says it applauds the most recent announcement concerning the federal government’s infrastructure plan – the Trade and Transportation Initiative (TTCI). The Canadian government has pledged a total of $2 billion over 11 years

  • SUSTAINABILITY: MAC selects Dominion Diamond, Vale for successful TSM efforts

    May 4, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada has awarded two Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Excellence awards this year – one to the Ekati diamond mine belonging to Dominion Diamond Corp. and another to the Voisey’s Bay nickel-cobalt mine of Vale

  • REPORT: MAC releases sustainability results

    January 16, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA –  The Mining Association of Canada has released its 2016 Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) progress report. The report takes a look at MAC members’ efforts to protect the environment and contribute positively to the communities where they operate. The