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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. 

Infrastructure investment and resource development go hand-in-hand in connecting Northern communities and driving economic prosperity.
Canada’s natural resource sectors are bedrocks of our economy. Our mining sector, in particular, is widely recognized as a global leader. We’ve also consistently been one of the largest sources of foreign direct investment, even more so when we include oil sands mining. Today, unfortunately, this provider of three-quarters of a million jobs – the largest private-sector employer of Indigenous Canadians – and 20 per cent of Canada’s exports is at risk, with major implications for the overall health of the economy and our collective well-being.
The Federal Court of Appeal's ruling that consultations for the Trans Mountain project were inadequate has raised concerns from the resources industry about added uncertainty around the duty to consult Indigenous communities, though experts say the precedent adds further clarity to what it means to meaningfully engage.
While some groups pull back in summer months, the Mining Association of Canada remained active in July, where industry, trade, and environment were the most-discussed issues.
Everything was moving along nicely. Four provinces with carbon tax and/or cap-and-trade programs. Six others and the territories looking on in anticipation and yes, in some cases with deep foreboding at Ottawa’s plans for its own carbon pricing framework scheduled for legal launch this January.

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