Canadian Mining Journal

  • Commentary: SCC decision on Peel watershed in Yukon another win for First Nations

    December 11, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    First Nations have just won an important lawsuit at the Supreme Court of Canada on account that the Yukon government had tried to do an end-run on their land claim settlements. Readers who have followed my tracking of the native

  • Feature

    How public opinion is shaping the new reality for mining

    August 1, 2017 by David Herle

    How to advance projects in the face of hostile public opinion.

  • News

    Odds ‘n’ Sods: Memories of Sourdough Bay

    May 4, 2017 by Jim Parres

    I read the article “Callinex grows Flin Flon footprint” (TNM., March 22/17), and it reminded me of an anecdotal incident that happened back in the 1960s when my father Lew Parres and I discovered the Pinebay copper deposit in Manitoba.

  • News

    AllianceBernstein: More investment in copper needed

    April 6, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AllianceBernstein, a global investment management firm with an independent sell-side research arm, is calling for greater investment in copper to build enough capacity to meet demand. “At a conservative estimate, the world’s mining community needs to approve the investment of

  • News

    GUEST COMMENT: The petroleum and mining sectors should put their heads together for a good cause: their future

    January 17, 2017 by Bill Whitelaw, president & CEO of JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group

    It’s interesting to watch two sectors that should be joined at the hip in defense of their joint futures and wonder why they’re not; at least not in any publicly or politically discernible way. The beauty of my day job

  • Friedland a skeptic on lithium, rare earths

    October 5, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Robert Friedland, a renowned mining financier and promoter, took the stage at the recent Mines and Money Americas conference in Toronto to highlight the need for platinum and copper, as rapid global urbanization continues. Both are key metals in projects

  • A federal budget with miners in mind

    May 1, 2016 by Matthew Peters

    On March 22, 2016, Canada’s Liberal party released its first Federal Budget since taking office last year, and despite projecting a staggering deficit of approximately $30 billion, the Budget brings welcome news for the Canadian mining industry in both what

  • Feature

    TSXV response to commodities slump

    January 1, 2016 by James Clare

    In 2015, Canada’s junior stock exchange, the TSX Venture Exchange sunk to levels that a few years ago would have been inconceivable. This drop, caused primarily by the sustained slump in commodities, led the S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index to sink

  • Mining must include truth and reconciliation

    January 1, 2016 by Isadore Day, Wiindawtegowinini

    The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s six-volume, 2.3-million-word final report was issued on December 15, 2015. It not only contains stories from survivors of residential schools, but a set of 10 guiding principles and 94 recommendations or Calls to Action. While

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    Tailings disaster highlights risk management role of CSR norms

    January 1, 2016 by Michael Torrence

    There is a clear convergence of Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) expectations and legal risk for Canadian miners operating abroad. A recent example of this can be found in the recent tailings dam breach at an iron-ore mine run by Samarco

  • First Nations women are an untapped resource

    January 1, 2016 by Bruce Sprague

    First Nations women are an untapped resource We are staring down the barrel of a skilled labour shortage that could leave as many as 100, 000 Canadian mining jobs empty in the coming decade. It’s too late to sit back

  • DIAMONDS: CPAWS very wrong about Victor mine

    December 22, 2015 by Marilyn Scales

    Remember hearing that “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing”? Here is a contemporary corollary: “Especially when you cherry-pick your facts to make another look bad.” The case in point is the report circulated by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness