VANCOUVER – The Association for Mineral Exploration BC has offered its congratulations to the British Columbia Liberal Party for its majority election win on May 14, 2013.
"We look forward to four more years of working with a supportive government that recognizes the value of mineral exploration and mining to BC's economic well-being," said Michael McPhie, AME BC chair.
"The BC Liberal Party has noted the importance of the mineral exploration and development industry to our province's export-based economy and skilled job creation, and recognizes the value of public investment in resource sector permitting and geoscience research and development," said Gavin C. Dirom, president and CEO of AME BC. "As globally successful and responsible mineral explorers, we will be sharing our industry perspectives with the re-elected government on why exploring, discovering and developing BC's mineral rich land is important to everyone now and in the future."
"The natural resource economy is an important socio-economic driver that employs thousands of British Columbians in high paying and rewarding careers and funds the province's education and health care services," added Dirom. "We look forward to continuing to build a stronger mineral exploration and development sector to the benefit of families and communities throughout British Columbia."
Learn about the work of the AME BC at AMEBC.ca.