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MAC in the News

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) is a go-to source for mining industry news. Check out the articles below for recent media coverage featuring MAC experts. 

Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s pre-election budget took steps to tackle the gaping infrastructure deficit in Canada’s north, but offered no timeline for when a highly anticipated long-term development strategy for the region will be complete.
Brendan Marshall, vice-president of economic and northern affairs with the Mining Association of Canada, tells BNN Bloomberg that the latest federal budget will give a boost to the country's mining industry, particularly in reducing the infrastructure deficit in the north.
Canada’s North, where the future of the country’s mining industry lies, has received a boost in Tuesday’s federal government Budget, with a commitment of more than C$700-million over the next ten years in new and focused funding for Arctic communities.
The budget, unveiled by finance minister Bill Morneau on Tuesday, set aside C$700 million over the next decade in new and focused funding to ensure Arctic communities can grow. The infrastructure deficit in Canada's far north is something that has long been a thorn in the exploration and mining industry's side, pushing costs up.
As we transition to a low carbon economy, one that requires mined minerals and metals to be fully realized, it is essential that there be measures in place to demonstrate responsible sourcing. Now more than ever, manufacturers and consumers are demanding that raw materials be mined responsibly and that mining companies be held accountable for their practices. There is a need to not only provide assurance that mined materials adhere to high environmental and social standards, but also to constantly drive performance improvement. The necessity of getting this right is clearly illustrated through the recent tailings failure in Brazil, which has brought significant attention to the mining industry worldwide.