Canadian Mining Journal

Mining Association of Canada

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    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

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    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

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    INFRASTRUCTURE: MAC supports decisions on pipelines

    November 30, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada supports the government of Canada’s approval of new pipeline infrastructure to diversify markets for Canada’s oil sands industry. “As an association that represents several oil sands companies and that advocates for trade-enabling infrastructure, we are pleased to see the

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    TNM Editorial: Federal gov’t to establish Canadian Infrastructure Bank

    November 9, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The federal government’s latest initiative comes right out of the Liberal Party of Canada’s 2015 election platform: “We will establish the Canadian Infrastructure Bank to provide low cost financing for new infrastructure projects.” After a year in power, the party

  • SUSTAINABILITY: Argentina adopts Canada’s Towards Sustainable Mining initiative

    October 19, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BUENOS AIRES – The national mining association of Argentina (CAEM) says it will adopt the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative developed by the Mining Association of Canada. According to CAEM president Marcelo Alvarez, TSM will help move Argentina’s mining sector

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    COMMENT: How to regain Canada’s leadership in mining and exploration

    August 22, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    WINNIPEG – Canada’s mineral exploration and mining industry is asking energy and mines ministers, in Winnipeg for their 73rd annual conference, to work on tackling several challenges that have resulted in Canada dropping to second place behind Australia as the most

  • ENVIRONMENT: MAC welcomes new federal review panel

    August 16, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The government of Canada is hoping to deliver on its commitment to restore confidence in this country’s environmental process by appointing a new panel will engage with all Canadians, including indigenous groups, the public and a wide range

  • REGULATORY REVIEW: Mining industry looks forward to participating in federal regulatory review

    June 20, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) plans to be a full, active participant in the federal government’s review of environmental and regulatory processes. “The mining industry’s experience with the regulatory reforms of 2012 differs from many other sectors. In contrast

  • WILDFIRES: Help pouring in for Fort McMurray residents

    May 5, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – Wildfires fanned by winds up to 75 km/h continued out of control for the third day at Fort McMurray, home to this country’s oil sands producers. The fire has now consumed an area the size of Calgary –

  • ENVIRONMENT: MAC supports carbon pricing

    April 13, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) and its members have issued principles addressing climate change issues, including carbon pricing. MAC’s Principles for Climate Change Policy Design document recommends the following: Establish a broad-based carbon price that is applicable