Canadian Mining Journal


Federal gov’t unveils Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan

Canada’s federal government used the opportunity of the annual convention of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada in Toronto in early March to unveil its 44-page Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan (CMMP), which is intended to guide federal and provincial mining policy in the years ahead.

In some ways, the CMMP follows in the steps of the Whitehorse Mining Initiative, which was signed in 1994 by representatives from the federal, provincial and territorial governments; industry; Indigenous and environmental organizations; and labour unions.

First conceived in August 2017 by Canadian mines ministers, the final CMMP is described by the federal government as a “pan-Canadian plan developed by federal, provincial and territorial governments in collaboration with partners and stakeholders, which respects the roles of governments related to mineral resource development.”

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