Canadian Mining Journal


Mining Association of Canada


  • News

    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

  • News

    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

  • News

    REPORT: MAC Facts & Figures highlight mining contributions

    February 3, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – Fortunately despite downturns in commodity prices and investor confidence, the mining industry’s contribution to the Canadian economy remains strong. That is the finding of the annual Facts & Figures report released by the Mining Association of Canada on

  • REVENUE: MAC supports sharing of mining royalties between the Crown and aboriginal communities

    February 1, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) and its member companies have issued a position statement communicating its support for a principled, open and transparent approach to government resource revenue sharing between the Crown and aboriginal communities that are

  • Mining and Indigenous peoples

    January 1, 2016 by Pierre Gratton*

    As probably many of you know, times are tough right now. Commodity prices are slumping across the. board, affected by an overall slowing global economy that is being felt throughout Canada. But, even during a stubborn downturn in global demand

  • TAILINGS: Task force delivers report to MAC

    December 8, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada has received the final report of the independent task force it convened to review tailings management requirements and guidance under its Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative. The seven member task force was struck

  • News

    CSR: Finnish mines to adopt MAC’s Toward Sustainable Mining initiative

    November 3, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    FINLAND – After three years of multi-stakeholder consultations, Finland becomes the first country outside Canada to adopt the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) program for corporate social responsibility. TSM was created by the Mining Association of Canada several years ago, and