Canadian Mining Journal

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    The top business risks for Quebec mining companies

    October 1, 2017 by Zahid Fazal

    Zahid Fazal, Quebec mining and metals leader at EY Canada, outlines the top business risks for Quebec mining companies.

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    The digital disconnect in mining

    September 13, 2017 by Iain Thompson

    Discussing the current wave of digital transformation in mining.

  • The war for critical talent is morphing

    August 1, 2017 by Theophile Yameogo

    The complexities of labour and productivity issues.

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    Turning reclaimed mines into renewable power sources

    June 1, 2017 by Sean Gunton and Meghan Harris-Ngae

    At the end of a mine’s operational life, mining companies face the challenge and cost of reclaiming the site. But unused sites don’t have to be a cost centre. In fact, there is opportunity to elevate a mine’s environmental status

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    A digital route towards the future of mining

    May 1, 2017 by Theophile Yameogo

    Despite recent improvements in cost reduction and labour productivity in the mining sector, productivity is still lagging. In order to reduce variability, enable flexibility, improve throughput and optimize cost, companies need to embed sustainable loss elimination practices and an integrated

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    With a brighter end to 2016, 2017 is full of potential

    April 1, 2017 by Michelle Grant

    How miners can prepare for a predicted uptick in M&A activity this year.

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    Counting down to the reporting deadline for ESTMA

    February 1, 2017 by Michael Sabatino and Rabinder Sihota

    The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA), which came into force June 1, 2015, introduced new reporting and transparency requirements for Canadian companies involved in the mineral exploration and extractive field, contributing to global efforts against corruption in this sector.

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    Biggest risks for mining companies shift, yet challenges remain

    January 1, 2017 by Jim MacLean

    At this time last year, many mining and metals companies were hunkered down and focused on trying to maintain strong balance sheets while waiting for a turnaround in the sector. Over the last year we saw a glimmer of hope.

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    Making good capital allocation decisions in a volatile market

    December 1, 2016 by Michael Samis

    Michael Samis, EY associate partner, Transaction Advisory Services, looks at making good capital allocation decisions in a volatile market.

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    Staying a step ahead of cyber attackers

    October 1, 2016 by Abhay Raman

    In the last eight years, there have been 10 large-scale cyber hacks at mining companies that have caused major damage, including significant data breaches. The bad news? The frequency of these types of attacks is increasing, and fending off hackers

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    Agility in a volatile market can change the game

    September 1, 2016 by Bruce Sprague

    The mining sector right now is a lot like a sports match. As the game unfolds, changes in mindset and the agility of the players impact the outcome of the game. Right now, mining companies are up against a few

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    Preserving the ecosystem means preserving capital, naturally

    August 1, 2016 by Susan McGeachie

    Natural capital is one of the most valuable assets for mining companies. It provides the metals and minerals we seek, water during the extraction process and infrastructure to protect against flooding and droughts. But it’s hard to quantify with a