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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.

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Controversial environmental-review bill becomes law

The Liberal government received royal assent on Friday for its contentious Bill C-69, the culmination of its effort to revamp how Ottawa reviews major resource projects that began soon after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took power in 2015.

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Ensuring success for Canada’s human rights ombudsperson: the importance of collaborative dispute resolution

In January 2018, the Canadian ombudsperson for responsible enterprise (CORE) was established to address responsible business practices and allegations of human rights issues related to Canadian companies operating abroad in the mining, oil and gas, and textiles sectors.

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Mining industry welcomes new environmental assessment rules under Bill C-69

The head of the Mining Association of Canada says the hotly contested federal environmental assessment bill is welcome in the industry it will affect the most. “This promises to be a better system than what we’ve had for the last seven years,” said Pierre Gratton, the president of the association.

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Changes to Bill C-69 ‘unprecedented’ says Alberta senator, but energy industry isn’t placated

A senator representing Alberta says the number of changes her institution has made to the controversial Bill C-69 are “unprecedented,” though oil and gas executives are joining with some provincial governments in saying the proposed environmental assessment law remains unacceptable.

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Metals mines, accounting for most federal enviro assessments, OK with Bill C-69

The head of the Mining Association of Canada says the hotly contested federal environmental assessment bill is welcome in the industry it will affect the most.

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Mining Association of Canada elects new chair: IAMGOLD’s Gordon Stothart appointed to position for two-year term

The board of directors for the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has a new chair. Gordon Stothart, executive vice-president and chief operating officer at IAMGOLD, has been elected to the position for the next two-year term.

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Ottawa presses ahead with contentious resource development bill

The federal government is plowing ahead on its legislation to overhaul the review process for major resource projects, with the introduction Wednesday of a package of amendments that fall far short of what conservative premiers and oil-industry executives have demanded.

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IAMGOLD COO voted new mining association chair

Canadian gold producer IAMGOLD’s chief operating officer Gordon Stothart has been chosen as the new chairman of the Mining Association of Canada.

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