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Mining industry payments to Canadian governments increased by 65% in 2010

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) today released its annual report on the level of payments made by the mining industry to Canadian governments.  The report, prepared by ENTRANS Policy Research Group, details the direct revenues that accrue to government from the industry in the form of corporate taxes, royalties and employee income taxes. 

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Message to Mines Ministers: Booming mining sector offers opportunities across Canada

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) today released a submission to Canada's ministers of natural resources in advance of the annual meeting of federal, provincial and territorial ministers, being held July 18-19 in Kananaskis Alberta.   The submission was prepared by MAC on behalf of the Canadian Mineral Industry Federation, a grouping of the 15 national, provincial and territorial mining industry associations, and highlights the significant economic opportunity for new mining investment. 

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MAC commends government on progressive and constructive regulatory improvements

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) commends government on progressive and constructive regulatory improvements.  Earlier today, the government of Canada today published new regulations under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEEA) that establish clear timelines for comprehensive studies. 

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MAC comments on federal budget 2011

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) welcomes several of the measures in federal Budget 2011 tabled yesterday.

"The mining industry is an engine of economic growth in Canada", said Pierre Gratton, President and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada "and we applaud those measures in the budget that support and enhance that growth".   Particular measures include:

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MAC announces new President and Chief Executive Officer

Mining Association of British Columbia salutes outgoing CEO in move to national stage

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) today announced the appointment of Pierre Gratton as incoming President and CEO, replacing Gordon Peeling, who is retiring after over 13 years at the head of the national mining group. Pierre Gratton joins MAC after serving as President and CEO of the Mining Association of BC (MABC) since 2008.

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MAC announces stepping down of President and Chief Executive Officer, Gordon Peeling

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) today announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Gordon R. Peeling plans to step down as head of the association as of April 30, 2011.

 “We are deeply appreciative of Gordon’s contribution to this organization. Over the thirteen plus years of his tenure, he has been instrumental to MAC’s success and growth” said Mr. Doug H. Horswill Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Horswill, on behalf of the Board noted that under Mr. Peeling’s leadership, MAC has achieved considerable milestones:

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MAC celebrates the 40th anniversary of Facts & Figures

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the annual Facts & Figures report. Widely regarded as the essential guide to the mining industry, the publication chronicles domestic and global issues facing the industry and details the production, reserves, exploration, trade & investment, innovation, tax, and human resource aspects of the mining sector.

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