The overwhelming attendance and enthusiasm at the recent PDAC convention in Toronto indicates there is strong investor interest in the mining and mineral exploration industry. But that interest tends to ebb and flow depending on the price of commodities and the financial results of the majors and intermediate mining companies. The question for the new poll is: Can mining companies afford to remain as a volatile, high-risk part of an investor’s portfolio? To give us your opinion on this question and the check the results, visit the Hot Topic box on our homepage or Click Here.
The last poll topic (“Should Aboriginal bands have absolute say over whether resources are developed on their lands?”) ran for three weeks, and had a high response rate of over 170 votes. In the first few days, the votes ran around 25% Yes and 75% No, with a few maybes. However, for the last two weeks of the poll, the responses were almost tied between Yes and No. As of the end of the poll on March 19, 46.8% noted Yes, and 50.9% voted No, with 2.3% saying Maybe. Thanks to all for weighing in with your opinions and comments.