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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. 

Brendan Marshall, vice-president of economic and Northern affaris at the Mining Association of Canada, discusses the expected impact of the CP Rail strike on Canadian mining operations.
I was pleased to read the column by Jacinda Mack and Loretta Williams in which they acknowledge the vital role minerals and metals will play in the transition to a low carbon economy. B.C. products like metallurgical coal, copper and molybdenum are all critical to the supply of renewable energy technologies and zero-emission vehicles. B.C. and the rest of Canada’s mining sector have every reason to be a major, responsible supplier of these products to the world.
In the next week or so, Parliament is expected to pass Bill C-49, a bill amending the Canada Transportation Act (CTA). The bill will impact the mining sector’s ability to get our products to market reliably and cost-effectively on Canada’s railroads, which are controlled by only two companies. Mining products represent about half of rail freight revenue and volume and 20 per cent of Canada’s exports, and support hundreds of thousands of jobs. Bill C-49 will likely contribute to higher costs and reduced railway service for Canada’s miners, and harm our nation’s ability to compete globally for jobs and investment.
Vale’s Sudbury Biodiversity Program has been recognized for its work by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC). The miner received an Environmental Excellence Award under the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) program during the annual convention of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) on May 7.
This is the week of the CIM annual convention, and at the awards gala on May 7, Ottawa-based Mining Association of Canada honored both Vale’s Sudbury Operations in Ontario and Iamgold’s Essakane gold mine in Burkina Faso for their sustainability initiatives. Established in 2014, the TSM Excellence Awards include the TSM Environmental Excellence Award and the TSM Community Engagement Excellence Award. To be eligible for the awards, mining companies must be actively implementing the Towards Sustainable Mining initiative. TSM is a performance-based program whereby mining operations evaluate, manage and publicly report on critical environmental and social responsibilities.