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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. 

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.
The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has stressed Canada’s need for more mining investment, citing Australia as an example of a country that had seized opportunities in this area. Though Canada remained the world’s top destination for non-ferrous exploration spending in 2017, its international competitiveness has slipped in recent years.
Once the dominant global mining nation in mineral production, mining finance, mining services and supplies, Canada is falling behind other countries as its competitiveness continues to erode, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has warned.